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  • Summary: September 11, 2001 was an unusually warm day in New York. Will Jimeno, an officer with the Port Authority Police Department, was tempted to take a personal day to enjoy his hobby of bow hunting, but ultimately decided that he would go to work. Sergeant John McLoughlin, a respected veteran ofSeptember 11, 2001 was an unusually warm day in New York. Will Jimeno, an officer with the Port Authority Police Department, was tempted to take a personal day to enjoy his hobby of bow hunting, but ultimately decided that he would go to work. Sergeant John McLoughlin, a respected veteran of the PAPD, had been up for hours – a requirement of his daily, 1½-hour trek to the city. They and their colleagues made their way to midtown Manhattan, just like they did any other day. Only this wasn't any other day. (Paramount) Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 40
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  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    World Trade Center celebrates the ties that bind us, the bonds that keep us going, the goodness that stands as a rebuke to the horror of that day. Perhaps, in the future, the times will call for more challenging, or polemical, or subversive visions. Right now, it feels like the 9/11 movie we need.
  2. 88
    World Trade Center is Stone's most potent motion picture since "Platoon," and may be the most accessible across-the-board since "Wall Street."
  3. 80
    This square movie, at its best, is very powerful.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    World Trade Center yields lovely and touching moments but proves a slow-going, arduous movie experience.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    63
    Like Stone's "Platoon," World Trade Center has the visceral stuff it takes to appeal to audiences of all political stripes. Unlike "Platoon," however, its sense of craft feels impersonal.
  6. 60
    Perhaps only a marginally effective movie about 9/11, because, I suspect, there can be no such thing as an effective movie about 9/11 -- at least not right now.
  7. 40
    Almost unforgivably sentimental.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 59
  2. Negative: 18 out of 59
  1. Nov 10, 2014
    10
    My Dad was on that plane when it hit, it was a very sad and traumatic experience for me. I remember the time when he called me right beforeMy Dad was on that plane when it hit, it was a very sad and traumatic experience for me. I remember the time when he called me right before the plane hit, his last words still comfort me today, right before he died this is what he spoke to me: ALLAHU AKBAR Expand
  2. MannyF.
    Aug 16, 2006
    10
    Drew... you're an idiot. if this movie was indeed a satire while being based on one of the most tragic events in U.S. history, anyone inDrew... you're an idiot. if this movie was indeed a satire while being based on one of the most tragic events in U.S. history, anyone in their right mind would be disguisted. you, however, say that it would make your top ten list.... what a moron. sometimes, it's ok to get something positive and uplifting out of something so horrible. that's how we as normal human beings deal with tragedy from time to time. duh. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 15, 2006
    9
    A good film with great pacing. Keeps you interested the whole two hours. Truth is stranger than fiction and this film proves it. The whole A good film with great pacing. Keeps you interested the whole two hours. Truth is stranger than fiction and this film proves it. The whole thing is handled very tastefully through the eyes of the men who were there. Must see. Expand
  4. MitchellF.
    Aug 11, 2006
    7
    Not being american, i cant say much about this film. But what i can say is that you have to realise that this movie isnt supposed to be just Not being american, i cant say much about this film. But what i can say is that you have to realise that this movie isnt supposed to be just about the crash, it was ment to be about these two people and how they survived. I'll admit that its structure is sub par at best, but overall i enjoyed myself. Expand
  5. GeorgeB.
    Aug 10, 2006
    5
    Charged, emotional film. But focused mostly on 2 or 3 individuals and their families. What about the other 3,000 people. A very one-sided Charged, emotional film. But focused mostly on 2 or 3 individuals and their families. What about the other 3,000 people. A very one-sided characterization, but nonetheless awesome visuals. Expand
  6. JoeB.
    Aug 17, 2006
    3
    I am almost ashamed to say this...but I was bored. A movie with talking heads that cannot move thier bodies would make a great one hour TV episode.
  7. CorbinL.
    Aug 13, 2006
    0
    I think this was the worst movie I have ever seen in my whole life. The acting was terrible, with some actors failing misearebly at New York I think this was the worst movie I have ever seen in my whole life. The acting was terrible, with some actors failing misearebly at New York accents the really took away from the believability of the film. I have seen better production in Lifetime made for TV movies. Expand

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