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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Overly reverent but still immensely touching. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The eloquent narration forSaint of 9/11 is delivered by Ian McKellen. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Throughout, Holstein makes no bones about the fact that Father Mychal was hardly perfect -- he was a recovering alcoholic who found salvation in Alcoholics Anonymous -- nor does he attempt to disguise Father Mychal's homosexuality, something he never made public but which no doubt grounded his gutsy work with gay Catholics and people with AIDS. show more

  • 75
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    More of a testimonial than a documentary, but it weaves together a portrait of a remarkable Irish-American friar, who was gay and a recovering alcoholic, and the many lives he inspired. show more

  • 70
    Andrew O'Hehir

    The simplicity and profundity of that faith, and the unquestionable nobility of Judge's death, are well captured here. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The movie's steadily elegiac tone precludes it from creating a more lively, idiosyncratic portrait of a man who, by many accounts, was a wonderful raconteur whose gift of gab was complemented by a rollicking sense of humor. show more

  • 70

    An unabashed tribute to Judge's life, struggles and Christian mission, does a good job of communicating what made Judge an inspiring figure to many, while making his life's work accessible and understandable. show more

  • 50
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Mychal Judge, the popular gay FDNY chaplain who perished in the fallen towers and was the day's first official casualty, has been so designated by this treacly, worshipful doc, something he would surely have deemed ridiculous. show more

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