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Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (2016)



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The 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attacks are recalled in this in-depth documentary through interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe. The film also uses surveillance video and home movies to recount the tragic events.

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Critic Reviews for Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's moving HBO documentary Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, produced with help from the Boston Globe, can be viewed as a thoughtful study of the lessons of magnitude.

November 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing has many rewards, disjointed though they may be.

November 22, 2016 | Full Review…

For intimate narratives that are about incomplete or in-progress healing, and the elements of lives that are changed forever, the approach can feel too tidy.

November 18, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Proving not for the first time that the worst of times can bring out the best is one of the things this strong documentary is all about.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…

It focuses, rightly so, on the survivors, still courageously trying to overcome their wounds - and on those who didn't survive, to whom the film is dedicated.

November 16, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film surprisingly spends a good deal of time exploring the gradual recovery of people who lost limbs in the attack.

August 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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