September 11 Synopsis
Eleven short films revolve around the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An often brilliant, always revelatory, deeply interesting omnibus film.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Some segments are anti-American, but to concentrate on that is to miss the variety, depth of opinion, and fierceness of the emotions that...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The results are not monumental, but they are a variety of sober responses to the tragedy that help place the event in a global context....
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
They vary enormously in style, quality, and ideas, but the best of them -- by Gitai, Chahine, and Iñárritu, among others -- pack...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The filmmakers' attempts come to terms with a recent catastrophe of indeterminate meaning but global consequences are often fascinating.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
As a whole, September 11 never reaches any conclusions or ready insights. But as a collection of moments, the film often soars.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In the most shocking contribution to this self-conscious but fascinating sampling of art challenged by life, Mexico's Alejandro...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Taken as a whole, the film says, "We grieve too, but like this, and this, and this."
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The results are mixed. Many of the films are too long, and even worse, the collection as a whole doesn't come to grips with the human scale...
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Rated NR