7 Days in September
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This documentary from director Steven Rosenbaum presents the experiences of a diverse group of regular Americans in the wake of the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. Featuring footage from the area surrounding the World Trade Centers shot as early as 10:05 a.m. on the day of the tragedy, Seven Days in September looks at the way 9/11 changed the lives of a firefighter's wife, a Muslim-American woman, an 11-year-old boy, and many others. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It recreates what those days felt like with excruciating precision: the wild panic, the moments of funereal calm, the spontaneous blossoming of solidarity and fellow feeling."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Offers a fine counterpoint to the more fatuous and opportunistic takes on shared tragedy and collective grief."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"another strong argument for the importance and pervasiveness of digital video in a post-information age"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The documentary 7 Days In September does an exemplary job of acting as a vital memorial to the terrorist events of last September 11, and the one week in New York City that followed."
‑ Norm Schrager, Filmcritic.com
"If ever there was a prime example of art bringing order out of chaos, it is Steven Rosenbaum's 7 Days in September."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A reminder of the tremendous human spirit and generosity New Yorkers showed after their WTC was destroyed by terrorists."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film not only stands as an important street-level document of that time, but makes a valuable contribution to the growing compilation of 9/11 storytelling."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A worthwhile addition to the reams of footage of the day the earth stood still."
‑ Megan Turner, New York Post
"What distinguishes 'Seven Days in September' are the smaller scale moments that it captures, individual human elements within the broader sweep of events."
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"The tragedy and the many responses to it come alive here in a raw, immediate way that suffers no loss of impact for its aversion to melodrama."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
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