World Trade Center
World Trade Center (2006)

Director Oliver Stone once again offers a powerful and provocative story based on real-life events in this drama. Sergeant John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and William J. Jimeno (Michael Peña) were two officers assigned to New York City's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 29, 2007
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68%
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60%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As a visually stunning tribute to lives lost in tragedy, World Trade Center succeeds unequivocally, and it is more politically muted than many of Stone's other works.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

(Director Oliver) Stone has concentrated on one of the catastrophe's stories and has fashioned it well -- with almost palpable physical detail, and with performances that never sink to exploitation.

David Denby
New Yorker

The world may not make sense anymore, but Oliver Stone, a warrior still, celebrating courage and endurance, has, in his own way, come home.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A questioning artist neutering himself for the sake of uplift

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Destiny pervades the project, and anyone who expected Stone to toe anything other than the company line was gravely mistaken.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

[T]here's much discussion about whether audiences are 'ready' to see a mainstream movie about the events of 9/11... That's your choice, but you'll be missing one of the best films of the year.

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Matthew De Abaitua
Film4

A tentative mixture of tearjerker and disaster movie, cautious due to the requirement that it bear witness to the true-life heroism, staying within the tonal range that is sanctioned for American films depicting 9/11.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

[World Trade Center] doesn't pretend to encompass the entire catastrophe of 9/11, and that is its great negative virtue.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Stone may be the bluntest instrument in Hollywood's arsenal, but watching his new film about the collapse of the Twin Towers, I found myself nostalgic for his chutzpah.

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Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com

World Trade Center is not a great film. It barely passes as a good one. For a film that should have hollowed out its audience, I walked out strangely unmoved.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Will Jimeno: Don't fall asleep, Sarge!  "A True Story of Courage and Survival." World Trade Center is a sad, moving film from Oliver Stone that… More
Bethany Murphy
Heartbreakingly poignant! A must see!
Alex roy
This is one of Oliver Stone's best films. Although not as powerful as United 93, World Trade Center tells the courageous true story of two firemen, John… More
Jim Careter
A beautiful movie that will touch your heart, but will test your patience. During the September 11th attacks, John Mcloughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jemeno… More
Candy Rose
Very sad as it is true story about the collapse of the Twin Towers. It follows two policemen who are trapped in the basement of one of the towers. Stars… More
Thomas Johnston
The emotion of the movie was from the events of 9/11, not the movie. I felt it was kind of inappropriate. So many were effected so deeply, and to focus on so… More

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