The Guys
The Guys (2003)

Adapted from a stage play by Anne Nelson, a drama centering on a slice of the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. Nick, a fire captain, who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center, enlists help from an editor, Joan, to prepare… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A moving tribute.

Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

A well-intentioned misfire that doesn't work in the way it intended.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

One of those rare and exemplary motion pictures that is likely to make audiences of strangers want to hold hands.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Very well acted performances from Sigourney Weaver and Anthony Lapaglia, the excellent screenplay, and fluid hazy direction make this a hidden masterpiece.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A noble attempt, but not much more.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

If anyone needs reminding of those profound post-9/11 feelings, now or later, The Guys will be there to do it.

Michael Dequina

The occasional intercut of fire department surveillance camera footage isn't exactly making the most of the cinema medium.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Weaver, LaPaglia and director Simpson have little problem keeping us involved as they grapple with conflicting feelings in the ways nearly all Americans did.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The sobriety of the play has been preserved at the expense of the movie.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Painfully earnest but sporadically quite moving...

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
This is a tough movie to comment on, because i want to like it as i love Anthony Lapaglia and Sigourney weaver is amazing in this but it is a slow movie, really… More
Bobby Hobbs
Not the best as far as a MOVIE goes, but the theme behind it was real good. It's def. a good tribute too the men, and I respected that - but not a good… More
Sunil Jawahir
A good movie but a really odd choice of a movie to make.