11'09''01 - September 11
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In the aftermath of the tragedies on September 11, 2001, the French film company Studio Canal called upon a group of filmmakers, representing various regions of the world, to address the scope of the situation in however broad or intimate a context as they saw fit. The one guideline they were given was that no one film could exceed 11 minutes, nine seconds, and one frame. The resulting omnibus film, 11'09"01, showed at festivals around the world the following year and garnered a theatrical release in 2003. Each filmmaker's entry takes a different approach: French director Claude… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An ungainly, intermittently harrowing omnibus filled with moments of piercing sorrow and rage."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The most forceful contribution is by Ken Loach."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Eminently worth seeing, arguing with, and thinking about."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"'A pesar de lo fallido de algunos trabajos, es un sólido trabajo que muestra las diferentes reacciones de grupos étnicos e intelectuales a una grave tragedia'"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"You'll get a provocative picture of how a variety of filmmakers reacted to the events of Sept. 11."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"You have to take the duds with the skyrockets, but overall, this odd compendium is an emotionally moving experience."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Seeing September 11 now, five years after its completion, is a reminder not only of the visceral terror from that day, but also of the sense of shared global humanity that flourished briefly in its wake."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"the best segments are from the most obscure directors... the big guns mostly strike out"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The short films range in quality and style from wonderful absurdist metaphor ... to breathtakingly dumb metaphor ... to hilarious satire to theatre of the obscure."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"An uneven but telling document."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"There are some very fine directors represented here ... but none has fully risen to the full measure of their talent."
‑ Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times
"Ken Loach's entry aside, this is a self-indulgent bid to wring arthouse kudos from tragedy."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Some were reported to have expressed very un-American sentiments, but that wasn't the case at all."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Everyone can find something they like on the buffet."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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