One Day in September
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In 1972, athletes from around the globe gathered in Munich, Germany for the Olympic Games. However, the Olympic spirit of brotherhood and peaceful competition was shattered when eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' quarters to take the Israeli team hostage, resulting in the violent deaths of eleven athletes. In One Day in September, director Kevin Macdonald mixes newsreel coverage of the tragedy with interviews of witnesses and participants (including Jamil Al Gashey, the only surviving member of the terrorist cadre Black September who were responsible for the killings), as… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"this is the real deal, and there are no heroes"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Macdonald lets the facts speak for themselves, and what a powerful and unforgettable statement they indeed make."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"For a documentary about an incident that occurred nearly 30 years ago, "One Day in September" feels remarkably tense and urgent."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lawrence Journal-World
"Macdonald seems to continue the pattern of hiding the soil and fertilizing process of political crime beneath the more obvious sights and symptoms of that crime's most putrid expressions."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Oscar-winning documentary shows an Olympian tragedy in rich detail."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Thin on investigative reporting, but thick with emotion."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Has such a powerful subject...that it can hardly fail to make an emotional impact."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The only documentary of late not to resort to righteous emotional pandering or talking head syndrome."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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