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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Won't work until the film comes out on video. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

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

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An admiring but overly simplified walk down memory lane. show more

  • 45
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Never better than middling, despite its best intentions. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

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

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    An earnest but ultimately scattered effort to put Yippie radical Abbie Hoffman's best foot posthumously forward. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Vincent D'Onofrio does capture Hoffman's charisma and nuttiness - and he's the only reason to resist the temptation to skip this exasperating movie. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    It's often a lapsed, under-informed documentary with restagings. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This superficial treatment makes so many dubious decisions - oversimplifying issues, for instance, so there'll be more time for high-flying emotion - that 1960s veterans may be moved to protest rather than praise. show more

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