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The Love We Make

The Love We Make (2011)

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Average Rating: 6.3/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Paul McCartney travels through the streets of New York and organizes a benefit concert.

Dec 6, 2011

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I know this is heresy on a number of fronts, but much of "The Love We Make" is boring.

December 15, 2011 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Watching Bill Clinton suck up to McCartney gives you an idea of his impact.

November 11, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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The man's a legend, the concert was crucial, but this winds up as a B-side backstage record.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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The pleasure of The Love We Make comes from watching one of the most famous musicians in the world looking totally chill, whether he's rehearsing with his band or casually chatting with Bill Clinton.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Captured mostly in gorgeous black and white, "The Love We Make" is alternately trite, touching, funny and fascinating.

November 8, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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By capturing this unique moment in time, by tying Paul's own trepidation with that of the city, and by highlighting the remarkable events that led up to the show, The Love We Make proves to transcend any expectations...

December 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Twitch
Twitch

Terrific star-packed documentary takes viewers onstage, backstage, into car-service back seats and onto New York streets with Paul McCartney just after 9/11 as he muses warmly and wisely...

November 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Running counter-style to the flood of cookie-cutter non-fictions, 'The Love We Make' is a reminder of love and fellow-feeling in a time of tragedy.

November 8, 2011 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The movie delves beneath Paul McCartney's polished celebrity exterior to draw out the essence of the man.

November 7, 2011 Full Review Source: amNewYork
amNewYork

There are a few moments that point toward Albert Maysles's gifts, as they acknowledge a tougher side to Pual McCartney's life and profession.

November 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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