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The Looming Tower: Miniseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: Well-acted and powerfully written, The Looming Tower delivers gripping counter-terrorism drama rendered even more soberingly effective through its roots in real-life events.


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Counter-terrorism FBI agent John O'Neill is out to prove his suspicion that the U.S. was targeted by Al Qaeda around the time of the 9/11 attacks.


Jeff Daniels
as John O'Neill
Peter Sarsgaard
as Martin Schmidt
Tahar Rahim
as Ali Soufan
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Richard Clarke
Bill Camp
as Robert Chesney
Virginia Kull
as Kathy Shaughnessy
Louis Cancelmi
as Vince Stuart
Wrenn Schmidt
as Diane Priest
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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (18)

On the evidence of the first episode, it is quite a gripping series, and there are two fantastic performances at its heart.

March 8, 2018 | Full Review…

... The Looming Tower is a taut, tense restaging of the internecine squabbles between the FBI and the CIA in the lead-up to 9/11.

March 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a bitter history lesson, artfully delivered at a time when we're still coping with the aftermath.

February 28, 2018 | Full Review…
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Fresh from playing a Bible-spouting mass murderer in Neftlix's Godless, the very busy Jeff Daniels turns to rival streamer Hulu for another command performance.

February 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Every time The Looming Tower threatens to spin off into melodrama completely, the cast (and talented directors) find a way to ground it.

February 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The Looming Tower is a brilliantly performed gripping political thriller that confidently weaves real-life events with dramatisations.

February 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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