70% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Top Box Office

63% The Maze Runner $32.5M
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones $13.1M
43% This Is Where I Leave You $11.9M
11% No Good Deed $10.2M
71% Dolphin Tale 2 $9.0M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $5.2M
20% Let's Be Cops $2.7M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.6M
88% The Drop $2.0M
37% If I Stay $1.8M

Coming Soon

56% Men, Women & Children Oct 01
90% Gone Girl Oct 03
—— Annabelle Oct 03
67% The Good Lie Oct 03
—— 7500 Oct 03

Premieres Tonight

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23% Scorpion: Season 1
—— Sleepy Hollow: Season 2

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53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Septem8er Tapes Reviews

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

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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Johnston's rough-hewn handheld footage generates a sense of dread as a defining force behind the camera, more concrete than any onscreen images.

September 30, 2004
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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Afghanistan shouldn't be used as a backdrop for some director's selfish attempt at provocation.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

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
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
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
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Credit September Tapes with raising thorny questions about what forms of cinematic storytelling do justice to truth.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

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
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
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
Gene Seymour
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Herky-jerky ripsnorter.

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

September 23, 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
Lisa Nesselson
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Pic's ace in the hole is its extremely authentic feel when it comes to the landscape of Afghanistan and the people and perils one might encounter there.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 21, 2004
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
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