The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 ★★½

Like anything Sorkin writes, it's never less than interesting. But the standard Sorkin-isms—whether you regard them as essential elements of his signature style or lazy shortcuts—are more transparently visible than usual, partly because the filmmaking here is sloppier and less distinctive than it really should be. Compared to "Molly's Game," which you'd think would look smaller in scope than this, "Trial" seems more like a made-for-TV movie than you'd expect. No accident that it was made for Netflix.

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