The Love We Make
The Love We Make (2011)

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Paul McCartney travels through the streets of New York and organizes a benefit concert.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 6, 2011
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

I know this is heresy on a number of fronts, but much of "The Love We Make" is boring.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

The pleasure of The Love We Make comes from watching one of the most famous musicians in the world looking totally chill, whether he's rehearsing with his band or casually chatting with Bill Clinton.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Terrific star-packed documentary takes viewers onstage, backstage, into car-service back seats and onto New York streets with Paul McCartney just after 9/11 as he muses warmly and wisely...

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Watching Bill Clinton suck up to McCartney gives you an idea of his impact.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Captured mostly in gorgeous black and white, "The Love We Make" is alternately trite, touching, funny and fascinating.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Running counter-style to the flood of cookie-cutter non-fictions, 'The Love We Make' is a reminder of love and fellow-feeling in a time of tragedy.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The man's a legend, the concert was crucial, but this winds up as a B-side backstage record.

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Jason Gorber
Twitch

By capturing this unique moment in time, by tying Paul's own trepidation with that of the city, and by highlighting the remarkable events that led up to the show, The Love We Make proves to transcend any expectations...

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Robert Levin
amNewYork

The movie delves beneath Paul McCartney's polished celebrity exterior to draw out the essence of the man.

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