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World Trade Center Reviews

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Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
August 9, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: C
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
August 9, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 4, 2006
If I hadn't known that World Trade Center was an Oliver Stone movie, I never would have guessed it; in fact I might have ventured Ron Howard as the man behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 10, 2006
Stone may be the bluntest instrument in Hollywood's arsenal, but watching his new film about the collapse of the Twin Towers, I found myself nostalgic for his chutzpah.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 8, 2006
World Trade Center is the second major studio picture to weigh in on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is a more limited achievement: a comfortably unsettling drama.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 8, 2006
The filmmaker and his colleagues have brought the sensibility of an old-fashioned Hollywood disaster movie, and a mediocre one at that.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 19, 2006
The whole movie has a Lifetime Movie of the Week feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 4, 2006
This felt like an overwrought TV movie -- I don't care if that's unpatriotic, hey, I defended "Alexander"!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
A questioning artist neutering himself for the sake of uplift
Edward Douglas
August 8, 2006
A tedious and often emotionally manipulative opportunity to stand on a soapbox and wave the flag.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Eric D. Snider
August 8, 2006
It's not too soon for a 9/11 movie, but it IS too soon for one that brings it up for no reason.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 8, 2006
Who wants to feel good about 9/11? I sure want to feel good about 9/11!
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
No particular reason to exist other than to garland itself with medals for telling an Uplifting True Story About Good Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
August 10, 2006
A tragedy in a vacuum, a story where two twinkles of hope blot out darkness, a tale of triumph that's hermetically sealed and packaged for maximum feel-good consumption.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 1, 2006
It celebrates the courage of the rescue teams and the fortitude of their families while giving you a visceral sense of what it was like to be among them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
August 9, 2006
Oliver Stone has gone against his famous character to make a syrupy and gruelingly flat cinematic ode to two brave policemen (John McLoughlin and William Jimeno)...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joshua Tyler
August 4, 2006
Rather than re-awakening and focusing our feelings from September 11th with its recreation, it plays on them to elicit a sentimental response.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jim Emerson
August 9, 2006
In ten years (or even next week), I don't know that this will be seen as anything more than an average TV movie about a not-so-recent disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 10, 2006
The story of what they experienced is gripping and inspiring, but however true it is to their lives... the way it's told restricts what the movie can say about the larger tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
World Trade Center is not a great film. It barely passes as a good one. For a film that should have hollowed out its audience, I walked out strangely unmoved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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