11'09''01 - September 11 Reviews

March 16, 2020
Unified only by its depressing timidity and a surprising lack of relevance, 11'09"01 is a failure.
December 30, 2006
Ken Loach's entry aside, this is a self-indulgent bid to wring arthouse kudos from tragedy.
October 8, 2004
the best segments are from the most obscure directors... the big guns mostly strike out
October 17, 2003
The collection's overarching message is that, yes, it's still too soon for art to carry the weight of that day's events.
October 9, 2003
There are some very fine directors represented here ... but none has fully risen to the full measure of their talent.
September 26, 2003
If 11'09"01 were an all-you -can-eat smorgasbord, your taste buds might burn out: There are so many global cuisines on offer, and each is spiced with herbs whose delicacy gets canceled out by the next dish thrust in front of you.
September 14, 2003
The overall weak quality of this omnibus film suggests that the event is still too fresh to be dealt with artistically.
September 12, 2003
The results are mixed. Many of the films are too long, and even worse, the collection as a whole doesn't come to grips with the human scale of the tragedy.
September 11, 2003
The pieces offer little new insight and less solace. Their failure is likely as much a difficulty of the very short form as of the short-term, unseasoned response to a world-shaking event.
September 5, 2003
Anyone whose heart was hurt by 9/11 already knows that, while many wept for the thousands who died in the attacks, others laughed and rejoiced. Now they'll learn that others turned their reactions into inconsequential film shorts.
July 15, 2003
At best irrelevant and at worst obscene.
June 17, 2003
Despite good intentions, many of the entries are too sentimental, or in light of recent events too dated, to be effective.
January 7, 2003
Right now the egoism of the artist's vision is inescapably crass.
December 25, 2002
There is, however, a genuine reason for not giving the collection wide distribution. Most of it isn't any good.