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A group of 5 people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

  • Now comes a new movie that uses the tragedy as heartracing backdrop, but has absolutely nothing to say about it, wielding the horrors of that day with all the subtlety and grace of a promoted brand tweet.

    Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Even if the film relies too much on the real-life horror of the actual event to loan it some gravitas, the performances touch the emotions honestly and deservedly.

    Sep 8, 2017 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

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  • 9/11 trades on the emotional weight of its namesake day, manipulating audiences into feelings that have nothing to do with the mess that is actually on screen.

    Sep 8, 2017 | Full Review…
  • By invoking September 11th, this movie is announcing that it has something to say... it's the film equivalent of a guy loudly demanding the attention of everyone in a subway car, then refusing to even issue a compellingly strange rant.

    Sep 8, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • Proves so exploitative that its end credits' dedication to the victims and first responders feels tawdry.

    Sep 8, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Not the out-and-out disaster it looked to be, this well-meaning 9/11 drama is instead overwrought and acerbic and doesn't really make the connection between its fictional situation and the real one.

    Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 9/11

  • Jun 07, 2018
    A poorly made and rather mundane 9/11 film, 9/11 has no real story to tell or insight into the events of that day. Based on a play, the film follows five people who get trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center during the September 11th attacks. There's no actual story, the characters just talk a bit about inane things and make a couple attempts at getting out of the elevator. The characters aren't fleshed out at all, and the director doesn't do a very good job at creating tension or a sense of claustrophobia. In fact, most of the sets look pretty cheap and all the September 11th footage is shown in a zoom on a television. Still, there are a few emotional moments, just given the nature of the material. Yet 9/11 is uninspired and has no passion.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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