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Septem8er Tapes Reviews

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David Cornelius

It's jingoist machismo disguised as deep insight.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

January 24, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Others pay the price for a macho man's posturing in this unflattering picture of American arrogance and lust for revenge.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

September 13, 2004
Gene Seymour
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Herky-jerky ripsnorter.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 23, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A hybrid, containing both fictional and real elements. As often happens with such efforts, the movie doesn't fully succeed in meeting the demands of either side of a complex equation.

September 24, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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War porn, an amateurish and incomprehensible mishmash of alleged fact and fiction.

| Original Score: 1/4

September 24, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The whole notion of exploiting a war and its victims to shoot a commercial feature is reprehensible.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

September 24, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The film itself still feels faked, and its calculated exploitation of some real tragedies may be the most unbelievable thing of all.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

September 24, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Eventually collapses under the weight of its no-budget arrogance, but it goes some interesting places beforehand.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Little more than war porn.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: F

September 9, 2004

There is a reason everyone is calling this The Osama Witch Project - it's pretty hard to swallow this one - no matter how 'true'.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

September 10, 2004
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Tapes boasts some of the best filming seen in today's so-called 'dramatic documentaries,' but an unrefined script and frankly unbelievable ending keep it from becoming something better.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2004
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Finally, there are no truths, higher or lower, in September Tapes...just a lot of din.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 6, 2004
Brian Zoromski
IGN Movies

An underwhelming execution of an interesting concept.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 1/5

September 24, 2004
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Squanders incredible verisimilitude by undercutting it with credibility-defying storytelling.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 24, 2004
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The movie's heart is in the right place, but it looks and sounds regrettably bogus.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

September 23, 2004
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

There's something deeply unseemly about this picture even though, within the limitations of the method, it's well executed.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

September 12, 2004
Norm Schrager

a sad case of indie filmmakers who want to do something vital and lasting, but execute so poorly as to make their work merely forgettable

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 16, 2004
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The film is a vile, thick reduction, making a 9/11 victim's last cries the catalyst for a dimwitted first-person shooter.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 0/4

September 21, 2004
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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While the documentary footage ... is powerful, it's often undermined by the fact that you know there is deep contrivance at work.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 22, 2004
Anita Gates
New York Times
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Maybe Mr. Johnston ... intended this to be a guessing game. But the method robs the real encounters of their power and, even more important, trivializes the subject.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 23, 2004

Boston Phoenix
September 25, 2004

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
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