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

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Scrappy and rambling and overly earnest.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A film dealing fully with Hoffman's final years might have had a lot more punch.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune John Petrakis

    Feels more like a music video than a serious look back at a time, a place and a very smart, funny and unconventional man.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Provides an untidy and frustrating but never boring look at his life and times.

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Iffy for 15+

Abbie Hoffman biopic is unsatisfying.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie may be very confusing for anyone who does not remember the 1960s, and teens who want to see it may need some background. The movie has strong language, fairly mild sexual references and situations (including adultery), permissive drug use, and illegal activity by both protesters and the government.

  • Families can talk about what their older members were doing during this period and how they felt about Hoffman's activities.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: Some violence at demonstrations.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drug use and references.