One Day in September
One Day in September (1999)

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'… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Luis Martínez
El Mundo (Spain)

Undoubtedly shows the ineptitude and ruthlessness of German authorities back then.[Full review in Spanish]

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Has such a powerful subject...that it can hardly fail to make an emotional impact.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

The only documentary of late not to resort to righteous emotional pandering or talking head syndrome.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

this is the real deal, and there are no heroes

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Michael Dequina

Macdonald lets the facts speak for themselves, and what a powerful and unforgettable statement they indeed make.

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Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

For a documentary about an incident that occurred nearly 30 years ago, "One Day in September" feels remarkably tense and urgent.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

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.

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James Rocchi

Oscar-winning documentary shows an Olympian tragedy in rich detail.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Thin on investigative reporting, but thick with emotion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"When I was a kid my father used to say our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized. Our worst fears have been realized… More
Jens S.
A close look at the events of the 1972 Olympic Games terrorist attack on Israeli sportsmen and the complete failure of local authorities and the media.… More
familiar stranger
"We are sorry for you. You made good Olympic Games. But you offered us a showcase and we have to use this showcase in order to show our possibility to so… More
Steve K
Compelling, tragic documentary. How they arranged to interview one of the actual terrorists is amazing and scary. Tough viewing at the end. A must see if you… More
El Hombre Invisible
Hmmm....where to begin? There's the German government who was eager to erase the horrible legacy of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which Hitler used primarily… More
John Ballantine
Fabulous documentary on the unspeakable assassinations that took place during the Munich Olympics. Actually makes a nice companion piece with the film Munich.… More

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