Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 88
    Whether the protest movement hastened the end of the Vietnam War is hard to say, but it is likely that Lyndon Johnson's decision not to run for re-election was influenced by the climate it helped to create.
  2. Powerful and searching documentary.
  3. Along with its historical value, The Weather Underground is also a terrific movie, energetic, and articulate. It's the don't-miss documentary of the season.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Essential viewing for anyone who wants to know the roots -- and perils -- of modern political dissent.
  5. One of the most thought-provoking documentaries of recent times.
  6. Proves to be a wonderful reality check.
  7. Featuring seasoned warriors reflecting on whether we can best fight violence with violence is enormously compelling.
  8. A perceptive, fascinating and relatively evenhanded look at the most radical arm of the American student rebellion of the Vietnam era.
  9. Offers a welcome perspective, reminding us that extremism in the name of a values system is nothing new -- not even on these shores.
  10. Reviewed by: James Adams
    Stands as an important film, perhaps even a timely one as once again the United States finds itself enmeshed in fending off a guerrilla war in a faraway land.

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