Saint of 9/11
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"Saint of 9/11" presents the turbulent, restless, spiritual and remarkable journey of Father Mychal Judge. Compassionate champion of the needy and forgotten, a beloved Fire Department Chaplain, rousing Irish-American balladeer and iconoclast, Father Judge was a humble parish priest who wrestled with his own private demons while touching others in powerful and miraculous ways. Throughout his career as a friar, he lived a life of witness, action and love. He provided hope, warmth, compassion and acceptance. Mychal Judge knew the pain of loss and suffering. He struggled with alcoholism… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tears and emotions flow freely through the film, which successfully captures a little of the original horror and raw, unpoliticized emotion of that beautiful late summer day."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"... a cinematic elegy for Father Mychal Judge ..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Judge comes off as a warm, smart and courageous priest free of pretensions."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"... a muddled enterprise."
‑ Susan Green, Boxoffice Magazine
"An extraordinary documentary about Father Mychal Judge who followed his natural caring impulse into a life of compassionate service of others."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Saint of 9/11, an unabashed tribute to Judge's life, struggles and Christian mission, does a good job of communicating what made Judge an inspiring figure to many, while making his life's work accessible and understandable."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Overly reverent but still immensely touching ..."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"one more painful reminder of what New York lost that day"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"If a documentary makes you wish you had known its subject, it has definitely done something right."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"The film only scrapes the surface of Mychal Judge's personal life, but it does grapple with the way his personal identity shaped his righteousness."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"If you think you can't bear to see another World Trade Center movie, you should still see the new documentary, Saint of 9/11."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"You come away from this movie with a bracing recognition that grace and perfection don't always share the same corners of the soul -- which doesn't and shouldn't prevent you from doing good works for others."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"This impressively mounted, feature-length eulogy for the courageous Franciscan friar who devoted his life to bringing peace, solace and reconciliation to all in need makes a compelling argument for canonization."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Hearing so many people speak lovingly of Father Mychal Judge helps overcome the wobbly nature of this well-intended but flawed tribute."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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