World Trade Center details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Maria Bello, Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jay Hernandez, Stephen Dorff, Frank Whaley|
|Genres:||Documentary, Drama, Thriller|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
World Trade Center
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Jan 2007|
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Unmoving and clichedBy Tim from London , 10 Sep 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Oliver Stone is not known for making subtle films but even by his standards this is bombastic and cliched. Some truly dreadful moments - especially in the flashback scenes and any scene featuring the marine where the script is toe curling. He evens resorts to visions of Jesus and the final scenes where Stone tries to make links between 9/11 and Iraq is unforgiveable. The only reason to see this film is for the terrific sound effects when the buildings collapse. If you want to see a moving film about the tragedy and heroism of that terrible day see Flight 93.
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Hard to be too harshBy ealingman (19 reviews) from London , 02 Jun 2009A mixed bag of a film. Good points are the way Oliver Stone shows the events from the perspective of those involved who did not know what was happening. For example, by not showing the towers collapsing but concentrating seeing it entirely from the experience of the officers inside - terrified, bewildered and not understanding what was happening above them - it creates a much better sense of drama.
Bad points are the understandable sense of jingoism. It is hard to know whether the US marine was actually like that, or whether artistic licence has created the most appallingly cliched all American marine to symbolise the need for strength and revenge. Those bits are hard to take, as too are the over sentimentalised flashbacks. However, what can you say, it is hard to be too harsh when the story is essentially true, the bravery real and the pain of a nation still raw. Worth seeing, but Flight 93 beats it hands down.
world trade centreBy ado31 (20 reviews) from Liverpool , 18 May 2009There is nothing better than a true factual story of an event by actual survivors of this unbelievable tragedy.
All these years later it still brings a lump to the throat when terrorism is seen in this light.
I recommend that everybody should watch this film and just spare a moment thinking back to the thousands of innocent people and brave members of the rescue services who perished in this tragedy.
Don't botherBy a customer from Southsea , 15 May 2009Nothing should ever be taken away from the people involved on 9/11 but I thought this film was weak.
World Trade CenterBy a customer from Ipswich , 12 May 2009A reasonable film if you have an spare evening to while away.
World Trade CenterBy Josh from Durham, England , 20 Apr 2009Salvador. JFK. Comandante. We watch Oliver Stone films to be enraged, challenged and provoked, right? Stone can take credit for shunning personal politics to make the first Hollywood Twin Towers movie a human story: that of cops John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Peña), numbers 18 and 19 of only 20 survivors pulled from Ground Zero. But people looking for a glimmer of Stones ego and politics showing through the respectful façade will be disappointed. World Trade Center is a competent disaster movie, little more; an effective study of the will to survive if never deeply emotive, challenging or provocative.