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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A complex story. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Whatever one makes of its subject's moral code and mind-set, one has to give Terror's Advocate its due: the stories are riveting, the man is real. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    While I understand Vergès' oft-repeated claim that he wants to use these sensational cases to point out that the French were no better than the Nazis in their treatment of colonial subjects, it's impossible to overlook his glib dismissal of his clients' crimes and the smug righteousness that rests in the smirk constantly on his face. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A fascinating film even if it never completely pins him (Verges) down. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Schroeder's film is a fascinating character study in contradictions and in the end Verges remains loathsome, oddly charismatic and willfully enigmatic. show more

  • 88
    Boston Globe

    Outrageous controversialist meets brilliant attorney, and fact intertwines with fiction. show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    If the roots of terrorism are hopelessly snarled, Terror's Advocate does a very good job of exposing some of the soil in which they grow. show more

  • 63
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    It's a fascinating portrait, but it's also choppy and rushed and lopsided. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The title Terror's Advocate is both a statement of fact and a worrisome understatement in a documentary as slippery as its subject. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Less a portrait of this controversial man than a touchstone "to trace the history of contemporary terrorism." show more

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