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Sacco and Vanzetti Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    70

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's cleansing to see the facts laid out with intimacy and rigor, and the film earns the comparison it makes to the squelching of due process for some of today's terror suspects.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Stirring documentary.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    The movie's meat-and-potatoes style seems less a failure of imagination than a means of putting in the foreground its intriguing subject matter.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Regardless of your opinion about Sacco and Vanzetti, the documentary should prove thoughtful and thought-provoking.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    One of the movie's most moving elements is the duo's famous prison correspondence, as eloquently read by Tony Shalhoub as Sacco and John Turturro as Vanzetti. But Miller's obvious passion and dedication shine throughout.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Does a superb job of condensing an overwhelming mass of documentation, archival imagery and artistic representation into a concise yet passionate history lesson whose relevance could not be timelier.

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