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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)
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. Reviewed by: D. Parvaz
    75
    Overall, the film contains personal and political stories, as well as the macrocosm and the microcosm of chaos, rage, sadness and confusion.
  3. They vary enormously in style, quality, and ideas, but the best of them -- by Gitai, Chahine, and Iñárritu, among others -- pack an enormous emotional and intellectual punch.
  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. As a whole, September 11 never reaches any conclusions or ready insights. But as a collection of moments, the film often soars.
  6. 60
    Most impressive, and the only segment that dares to criticize the terrorists directly, is Mr. Imamura's contribution, the last part of the film.

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