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Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Impassioned and well-crafted, One Day in September is also grueling. show more

  • 100
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Comprehensive and blisteringly paced. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Macdonald's film brilliantly telescopes the '70s, an era when every physical action had its equal and opposite political reaction. show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A gripping thriller whose terror -- unfortunately -- comes from real life. show more

  • 88
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Especially timely in light of the current escalation in Palestinian-Israeli aggressions, but this is one sad story that would pack a staggering punch in any political climate. show more

  • 88
    Miami Herald

    Gripping, made more intense by the knowledge that all is true. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Grips the attention and is exciting and involving. I recommend it on that basis--and also because of the new information it contains. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Sweeps us back into a terrifying and desperate string of events and makes us feel them - and, more crucially, understand them as well. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A gripping reminder of a brutal chapter of 20th-century history. show more

  • 80
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It's a shocking story, made all the more so by the film's final revelation, an outrageous allegation no one even bothers to deny. show more

  • August 25, 2011 score624
    Report This User

    What a botched rescue fron beginning to end. The German hosts were truly unprepared for any thing of this kind as well as clueless of its repercussions. I will never forget the scene of the daughter placing sunflowers on her slain father\'s grave. It is a must see film!

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