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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Lost for Words!By Chaz69 (1 review) from Wellingborough , 12 Apr 2010What a truly brilliant film! I was gripped from start to finish and was completely lost for words when it finished! Its great to see a film which doesn't concentrate on the terrible tragedy that happened that day, but the strength and survival that human beings are capable of when the worst of all situations actually happens. This is a true story based on the survival of two police officers and how the emergency services risked everything to save them! Simply amazing!
A though-provoking film - far from "feel good" - but then, that's the pointBy SteveC24 (25 reviews) from West Kent , 10 Apr 2010I was very moved by this film - which followed the brave actions of a group of firemen on the day of the 9/11 attacks.
I am not one to instantly give this a brilliant review based purely on the subject - the film still needs to be watchable - and not leave me with such a feeling of woe that I want to go and throw myself off a building.
This film achieved this well - it captures very well the feeling of total confusion on the ground as the awful events unfold.
It also made me feel immensly proud of all of those involved in the clear-up.
The only bit I really didn't understand was the slightly creepy army chap who kept popping up - I didn't really understand his significance - and whilst his role was purposeful towards the end - for the first 9/10ths of the film... he just seemed like a bit of an odd extra.
Don`t watch when feeling weepyBy a customer from Bourne , 02 Apr 2010I spent most of this film in tears. It was awful to watch because of the obvious horrible content but I would recommend it.
It's not Jingoistic!By Yochanan (8 reviews) from Harrow , 24 Mar 2010I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I fully expected it to be full of American jingoism and patriotism from the 9/11 fall out, but they kept this story to focus on soem of the many heroes of that day. The tales of New York's brave Firefighters and POlice departments have been well documented, but this is the tale of the Port Authority Police and particularly 4 guys who got trapped underground when the Towers went down. It's the tale of their fight to survive when all seemed lost and when they never really understaood what was going on in the world at the time as they were seeing events from the inside. We sometimes forget that beneath the offices and the airliners in New York that day was a whole underground city of shopworkers, customers and commuters who were caught unaware when World Trade 1 and 2 buckled. The film is devoid of political propaganda and spectacular special effects and is all the better for it.
Middling stuffBy HDX (124 reviews) from Barry, Wales , 19 Mar 2010This film can't make up its mind if it's a gritting documentary-style drama or a bit of a weepy. Of course the families of those personnel that went into the World Trade Centre will have been frightened, upset and tearful but this movie overdoes that element and in doing so it does it and the central theme a diservice. It has some merits and some good scenes but overall it is a missed opportunity to make a great film about one of the most dramatic moments in modern history.