World Trade Center Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
A questioning artist neutering himself for the sake of uplift
September 19, 2008
A tentative mixture of tearjerker and disaster movie, cautious due to the requirement that it bear witness to the true-life heroism, staying within the tonal range that is sanctioned for American films depicting 9/11.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
World Trade Center is not a great film. It barely passes as a good one. For a film that should have hollowed out its audience, I walked out strangely unmoved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 25, 2007
For all its noble intent the film brings to celluloid life makes just about every fear anyone had about a Hollywood treatment of the 9/11 tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
No particular reason to exist other than to garland itself with medals for telling an Uplifting True Story About Good Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
A loving, respectful, much-deserved tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
April 22, 2007
Stone rolls out the victim card minus historical context.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
It's 9/11 ingeniously structured as the basis of a Beckett play.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An emotional and gripping two hours plus that rarely flags.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 19, 2007
I began to feel as if Stone were singling out the 'decent' people of America and making this story theirs alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
What did Oliver Stone make me think about? In a nutshell, he made me remember that this country was built on the hearts and resolve of it's citizens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
December 8, 2006
It's plainly evident that all of the filmmakers approached the subject matter with appropriate honor and respect. (In other words, this movie is no Pearl Harbor.)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
To sit before the film is to participate in a ritual of solidarity and redemption, to which the flimsiness of two-thirds of the movie is irrelevant.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
There are no histrionics, simply strong storytelling, involving us in the lives of two men, their families, and by default, the many whose lives were touched by this unforgettable tragedy
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 9, 2006
So factual and earnest that it misses the chance to say something meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
October 26, 2006
(Director Oliver) Stone has concentrated on one of the catastrophe's stories and has fashioned it well -- with almost palpable physical detail, and with performances that never sink to exploitation.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 21, 2006
click to read full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
October 1, 2006
These are voices that deserve to be heard and that there are filmmakers like Stone willing to hear them is more important than anything that might follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 1, 2006
It celebrates the courage of the rescue teams and the fortitude of their families while giving you a visceral sense of what it was like to be among them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
September 30, 2006
It's almost as if Stone wants to ingratiate himself with the mainstream public that rejected his historical blockbuster Alexander and win the approval of his right-wing critics.
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