The Guys

2003

The Guys

Critics Consensus

A moving tribute.

73%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 62

61%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,318
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Movie Info

Adapted from a stage play by Anne Nelson, a drama centering on a slice of the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. Nick, a fire captain, who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center, enlists help from an editor, Joan, to prepare their eulogies. Nick builds a relationship with Joan, who helps him put together the difficult, heartfelt speeches that he must deliver with honor, humor and poise--all the while, navigating his way through his own emotional response.

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Cast

Irene Walsh
as Joan's Sister
Jim Simpson
as Joan's Husband
Charlotte Simpson
as Joan's Daughter
Julian Trompeter
as Joan's Son
Katharine Schreiber
as Joan's Niece
Lucas Debassac
as Sister's Son
Joshua Ross
as Sister's Infant
Ron Dortch
as Joan's Friend
Alfredo Narciso
as Diner Cashier
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Critic Reviews for The Guys

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (45) | Rotten (17)

Audience Reviews for The Guys

  • Dec 22, 2009
    a chief firefighter, needs to write eulogies for his 8 dead men, after september 11th 2001, so enlists a journalist to help him tackle subject, emotions come out in this well thought drama, possibly the first to tackle 911, a year after attacks, just a simple drama, paying respect to those who deserve it, both actors are well cast here playing off one another
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2009
    This is a tough movie to comment on, because i want to like it as i love Anthony Lapaglia and Sigourney weaver is amazing in this but it is a slow movie, really emotional and depressing and just not very much going on, i think they could of added a bit moreto this movie but it was nice to see a different view from what happened on 9/11! This movie reminds me of Flight 93 also known as United 93 although not very much going on a bit slow and you could say boring but its harsh to say this when its based on real events and is truly sad. Like Flight 93 at the end it made me blubber it dedicated the movie to the fallen firefighters and listed every single one of there names and it got really emotional and sad! Anthony Lapaglia plays a chief fireman who is ment to write something for memorials of his fallen men but cant think of anything to write so he asks for a journalist played by sigourney weaver for her help and between them they write speeches! This movie is majority set in weavers house with just te two of them talking! If you want excitement then this isnt the movie for you! Really this film isnt predictable becuase its hard to see where this movie is going because you sort expect more from this movie but it just doesnt cut it! i guess its worth a watch because it is a short movie and does get emotional!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2009
    A good movie but a really odd choice of a movie to make.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 21, 2008
    There are no active firefighting scenes in this movie but it is about NYFD captain who loses eight men in the WTC collapse. He is dumbfounded at the prospect of writing so many eulogies in one weeks and must enlist the help of a writer for help. I found this movie to be especially poignant because my husband was in the Baltimore City Fire Department for 32 years and know how many close calls he has had.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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