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  • Summary: Chronicles the life and events of 28 New Yorkers during the week of 9/11.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. If ever there was a prime example of art bringing order out of chaos, it is Steven Rosenbaum's 7 Days in September. -- The result is a narrative at once personal, admirably coherent and, above all, heartening.
  2. An almost unbearably powerful documentary.
  3. The film may be rife with emotional declarations, but rather than the studied sentiments of news anchors and politicians, these ruminations have the quotidian ring of real people struggling with a standard vocabulary to describe something unthinkably new.
  4. There's nothing here for commercial reality-TV shows, just history caught on the run, offering a raw and timeless reminder of the day we had our eyes opened to the power of blind hatred.
  5. Reviewed by: Collin Levey
    70
    Especially well-rendered is the divide that occurred between the downtown and uptown worlds -- something that many who don't live in New York will grasp here for the first time.
  6. 63
    Instructive, cathartic or just too painful? You decide.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Miller
    60
    The interviews occasionally veer into it-seemed-like-a-dream cliché, and the eerie soundtrack doesn't help. But at times the unpolished approach earns a rare complexity.

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