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  • Summary: A collective film. 11 directors from different countries and cultures. 11 visions of the tragic events which occurred in New York City on September 11, 2001. 11 points of view engaging their individual conscience. Complete freedom of expression. (Empire Pictures)
  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu and Amos Gitai and Claude Lelouch and Danis Tanovic and Idrissa Ouedraogo and Ken Loach and Mira Nair and Samira Makhmalbaf and Sean Penn and Shohei Imamura and Youssef Chahine
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 134 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. An often brilliant, always revelatory, deeply interesting omnibus film.
  2. Some segments are anti-American, but to concentrate on that is to miss the variety, depth of opinion, and fierceness of the emotions that drive each director.
  3. 75
    9/11 was a savage and heartless crime, and after the symbolism and the history and the imagery and the analysis, that is a point that must be made.
  4. They're all instructive and interesting in one way or another, and they're indispensable viewing for residents of isolationist, or at least isolated, countries such as this one.
  5. In the most shocking contribution to this self-conscious but fascinating sampling of art challenged by life, Mexico's Alejandro González Iñárritu (''Amores Perros'') makes a horrifying suspense story.
  6. 60
    The films, both narrative and nonfictional, range from the engagingly elliptical...to the simple-minded... to the cloying and incomprehensible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3