World Trade Center - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

World Trade Center Reviews

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Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An emotional and gripping two hours plus that rarely flags.
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
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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.
Joe Utichi
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
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 29, 2006
It's a reasonably entertaining movie, but it comes nowhere close to the sheer, heart-pounding terror of the ultimate 9/11 film, United 93.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
September 29, 2006
Even without his box of political tricks, Oliver Stone remains the foremost cinematic shrink for America's distress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
September 28, 2006
Well-made and frequently harrowing, but the powerful sequences and strong performances are counter-balanced by an overdose of flag-waving sentimentality and some sub-par dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
September 23, 2006
Despite being true, it feels fictional: a distillation of human values rather than an objective chronicle. That's not necessarily a bad thing; to tell the truth, it's rather comforting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Tennis
September 6, 2006
Port Authority policemen John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Peņa) were two of the first responders after the attack on 9/11/01. When the buildings collapsed, they were trapped beneath the rubble while a search and rescue was attempted
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 30, 2006
Perhaps Stone's greatest triumph is in his seamless recreation of Ground Zero. Stone rises to the occasion, achieving greatness by creating the illusion of reality within the most surreal of environments.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
August 28, 2006
As much as I tried to resist it, I found World Trade Center to be genuinely affecting, even if Stone relies too heavily on the soaring soundtrack at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott A. Mantz
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Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

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January 5, 2007
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August 12, 2006

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August 12, 2006
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August 11, 2006
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