The Fight

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Fight takes an engaging look at some of the people working on the front lines for the ACLU -- and makes a passionate case for the legal battles they wage.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Very informative. It's not an "eat your vegetables" thing at all; it is shot and cut very thrillingly and you really come to care and appreciate the hard work that these folks put in.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    This is a jubilant and mischievous documentary that suggests changing the world for the better is something we can all do.
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    Zach LongTime Out
    Effective stylistic choices, like the hand-drawn animations that accompany courtroom audio, and a dark sense of humour smooth out any rough edges.
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    Steve PondTheWrap
    It gives each of the cases enough time to play out and also add up to a rich portrait of a complex organization.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A lively and watchable account of the full-tilt battle being fought by the ACLU...
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    Matt FagerholmRogerEbert.com
    The Fight does a splendid job of humanizing its heroic lawyers.
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    Vadim RizovFilmmaker Magazine
    ...what we have is an eminently well-meaning call to arms, with a closing reminder from the subjects that it's not lawyers but We, the People, who can turn things around.
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    Steve EricksonNashville Scene
    Jamming all of this into a brief documentary results in a shallow montage of soundbites.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    It's a solid film if you care to see the inner workings of the ACLU.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Reminds us that all is not lost, that there remains an opportunity to right even the worst wrongs and that...even the most insurmountable obstacles can be overcome.
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