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  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Miller's film shows how quickly Americans facing perceived foreign threats are willing to ignore basic liberties. Sound familiar? show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The effect is informative and moving, even if the film has an attack of the gooeys at the end. show more

  • 100
    Phil Hall Film Threat

    If the state government in Massachusetts refuses to acknowledge its execution of innocent men, then at least this compelling and powerful production can serve as a graceful elegy to the doomed men who were murdered by their adopted homeland. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    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. show more

  • 90
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    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. show more

  • 70
    J. Hoberman Village Voice

    Stirring documentary. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times

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

  • 70
    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. show more

  • 70
    Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic

    A story that is still healthfully discomfiting to remember. show more

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