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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It rambles, it's repetitive, but once in a while there's a sparkling moment when someone speaks in a way that conjures the fierce passion of the '60s. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Even if this film may irritate some people who remember "the movement" differently, it's nevertheless a fascinating and often moving document of recent history. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    What Garvy's oral history of the Students for a Democratic Society lacks in clarity and opposing viewpoints it makes up for with fascinating personal reminiscences of a turbulent time. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    The barrage of information in Rebels is at times wearying; indeed many of the speakers look somewhat battle-weary, but there's clearly still a holy fire burning deep within their now-hooded eyes. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's a surprisingly happy film, almost completely devoid of bitterness or cynicism. show more

  • 50
    Dana Stevens The New York Times

    (Garvy) has helped advance our understanding of a difficult and exhilarating time. show more

  • 50
    Ken Eisner Variety

    Encapsulates the turbulent times of the Students for a Democratic Society. show more

  • 40
    Amy Taubin Village Voice

    Garvy has worked hard to weave the interviews into an exciting narrative, but the focus is perhaps too narrow for the film to be as politically effective as it could have been. show more

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