16 Acres Reviews

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Jen Chaney
The Dissolve
April 29, 2014
16 Acres is a 9/11 documentary, but not that kind of 9/11 documentary [...] it explores the stew of hope, frustration, ambition, and PR spin-cycling involved in the decade-plus effort to rebuild what terrorists so quickly tore down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
January 7, 2013
A vital and in certain ways even cathartic documentary. It's a story about ego and hubris, yes, but also the better angels of our nature.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2012
A fascinating portrait of municipal and private interests trying to make headway in the charged atmosphere of devastating personal loss and wounded national pride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 16, 2012
This alternately amusing and heartbreaking documentary coherently chronicles the endles process of rebuilding Ground Zero.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
November 15, 2012
A documentary that features forthright interviews with major players and gives a good sense of the infighting and pettiness without getting bogged down in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 15, 2012
This interesting but undeniably bottom-line-minded chronicle of the rebuilding at Ground Zero provides a unique look at civic strife and a city's spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Anderson
Variety
November 14, 2012
An uncommonly engrossing and articulate documentary.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 13, 2012
Hankin's film finally makes the indigenous variety of deadlock particular to New York politicos seem as quaintly comforting as a buttered bialy.
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