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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Undeniably affecting, but you leave it wanting more. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Stone does everything he can to do justice to the real-life people he's depicting, and yet nothing he does can cover up the film's single but overarching weakness: The personal story he uses to portray the larger event is limited in scope and impact. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Where "United 93" was a superb example of masterful storytelling, World Trade Center is a more conventional rendering. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    World Trade Center shows us many things we already know, though with impressive flair, then plunges underground for an unconvincing drama based on a multitude of facts. It's upbeat, all right, but badly off kilter. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The script by Andrea Berloff is stunning in its simplicity and aching details. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's as harrowing as moviegoing gets. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    This is a film of terrific selectivity. By focusing on two of the few who did survive the collapse, the film achieves emotional power and an uplifting ending. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    World Trade Center is Stone's most potent motion picture since "Platoon," and may be the most accessible across-the-board since "Wall Street." show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The strong personalities of Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who play typical supportive wives, keep scenes from sagging. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A straightforward, earnest, sentimental picture: It's all the things you'd think a Sept. 11 movie directed by Oliver Stone would never be. show more

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