In 1968, the whole world watched seven men stand Trial for protesting against the Vietnam War. The events depicted in the courtroom are brought to life, thanks to Aaron Sorkin’s intelligent vision. After failing to receive the acclaim that he was hoping to achieve as a director for 2017’s “Molly’s Game,” famed writer Aaron Sorkin follows that film up with a history lesson that is more relevant today then it was back then and shows that his direction is just like how he writes his screenplays smart, witty, and thought-provoking. The film features an incredible ensemble cast who shine in there great performances.The standouts include Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbi Hoffman, Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden, Mark Rylance as William Kunstler, Frank Langella as Judge Julius Hoffman, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Panther chairman Bobby Seale who was the eighth defendant not associated with the seven. Also providing great performances in the supporting cast are Jeremy Strong, Alex Sharp, John Carroll Lynch, Daniel Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Michael Keaton. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is one of the most potent courtroom dramas and is an absolute showcase for Aaron Sorkin to unleash his vision and show why he is one of the best writers working today. Thanks to its powerful story, Aaron Sorkin’s masterful direction and screenplay, and Oscar-worthy performances by Cohen, Redmayne, Rylance, Langella, and Abdul-Manteen II, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is a film disguise as the best history lesson since 1992’s “Malcolm X” and demonstrates why Aaron Sorkin is one of the greatest storytellers working today in Film and Television.
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