Saint of 9/11

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  • Summary: In an enduring photograph of September 11, a team of rescue workers carry a Franciscan
    priest's body from the World Trade Center. The world came to know Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY, in death as a symbol of courage and sacrifice. Saint of 9/11 presents the turbulent, restless,
    In an enduring photograph of September 11, a team of rescue workers carry a Franciscan
    priest's body from the World Trade Center. The world came to know Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY, in death as a symbol of courage and sacrifice. Saint of 9/11 presents the turbulent, restless, spiritual and remarkable journey of Father Mychal Judge. (IFC Films)
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  1. 75
    The eloquent narration forSaint of 9/11 is delivered by Ian McKellen.
  2. More of a testimonial than a documentary, but it weaves together a portrait of a remarkable Irish-American friar, who was gay and a recovering alcoholic, and the many lives he inspired.
  3. 75
    Throughout, Holstein makes no bones about the fact that Father Mychal was hardly perfect -- he was a recovering alcoholic who found salvation in Alcoholics Anonymous -- nor does he attempt to disguise Father Mychal's homosexuality, something he never made public but which no doubt grounded his gutsy work with gay Catholics and people with AIDS.
  4. 70
    The simplicity and profundity of that faith, and the unquestionable nobility of Judge's death, are well captured here.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    An unabashed tribute to Judge's life, struggles and Christian mission, does a good job of communicating what made Judge an inspiring figure to many, while making his life's work accessible and understandable.
  6. The movie's steadily elegiac tone precludes it from creating a more lively, idiosyncratic portrait of a man who, by many accounts, was a wonderful raconteur whose gift of gab was complemented by a rollicking sense of humor.
  7. Mychal Judge, the popular gay FDNY chaplain who perished in the fallen towers and was the day's first official casualty, has been so designated by this treacly, worshipful doc, something he would surely have deemed ridiculous.

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