Movieman630’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a fantastic film that manages to effectively connect a historical drama to modern times. Though the film deals with a court case that occurred nearly 50 years ago, many of the themes and events tie in very easily to this year. The film deals with the concepts of a civilian population's right to protest, police violence, and the dangers of those in power weaponizing bureaucracy against those who already are not represented by their government.
Tying it all together are the excellent performances. Every single actor in the film plays their characters very well, with Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Mark Rylance as the major standouts. All in all though, this is one of the best casts of the year.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is the kind of film i can recommend to just about everybody. Somewhat educational, timely and well written and acted. Everything you'd hope for in an Aaron Sorkin project.