• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2006
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    The results strain so hard to be objective and evenhanded that they're useless as drama. [8 Sep 2006, p.149]
  2. 30
    "The Path to 9/11" never quite arrives at narrative coherence and depth.
  3. The miniseries asks a lot of patience on the part of viewers and gives too little in return.
  4. Reviewed by: Samantha Bonar
    "The Path" is an irresponsible film, with its factual distortions wrapped in a really terrific package that lulls viewers into complacency, setting them up for the propaganda that is to follow.
  5. So much of the dialogue is just dull explanation, and so much of the action rehashes events that are already known. Worse, sometimes, it repeats itself.
  6. "Path" is the dullest, worst-shot TV movie since ABC's disastrous "Ten Commandments" remake. It substitutes shaky handheld cameras and dumb dialogue for craftsmanship. It could not be more amateurish or poorly constructed unless someone had forgotten to light the sets.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 56
  2. Negative: 23 out of 56
  1. BizT
    Jan 3, 2007
    Fantastic! The only doubt I have is that Richard Clarke truly understood the threat from al-Qaeda and least of all that he was the only one who did. Although Stephen Root does a good job capturing the arrogance and phony humility Richard Clarke showed in his testimony before the 9/11 commission. Full Review »
  2. MattN
    Dec 26, 2006
    This excellent portrayal of the events leading up to the horrible, predictable, preventable events of 9/11, should be seen by everyone. See how officials fight each other instead of the countries enemies. Full Review »
  3. kater
    Sep 26, 2006
    truly excellent. Both parties look bad, but still most reviews are political.