• Released
  • January 31, 2004
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
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September Tapes Synopsis
American journalist travels to Afghanistan in an effort to learn the truth about Osama bin Laden.
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Variety

By Lisa Nesselson
Gritty, engaging.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The results are often exciting and, except for occa­sional overacting by Calil, feels authentic. But the whole notion of exploiting a...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie's heart is in the right place, but it looks and sounds regrettably bogus.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film eventually collapses under the weight of its no-budget arrogance, but it goes some interesting places beforehand.
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40

Film Threat

Boasts some of the best filming seen in today’s so-called “dramatic documentaries,” but an unrefined script and frankly...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Actual footage of Afghanistan makes it an interesting experiment, but as a dramatic thriller, the story of an American documaker is not as...
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
In light of the recent plight of real New York City-based filmmaker Micah Garen, who was kidnapped and nearly executed while attempting to...
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30

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
Intentionally blurs fiction and reality.
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30

Village Voice

By Laura Sinagra
The film outs itself as a shallow indie "Rambo."
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
The most disingenuous film of the year. A sham. Pathetic. Embarrassing. The people behind this movie, which was made in Afghanistan, should...
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