World Trade Center

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Released 2006

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Director:
Oliver Stone
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13

World Trade Center is a drama film that follows the journey of two men trying to survive during the events of September 11, 2011. John McLoughlin (Nicholas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Pena) are two Port Authority officers patrolling a Bus Station in Manhattan, New York when they spot a plane flying dangerously low. They glimpse at a television and find out a plane has hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Sergeant McLoughlin gathers his group and heads to the site to help evacuate people from the South Tower. On their way there, the group learns the South Tower has been hit. They finally arrive to the site and as they attempt to enter the North Tower, the South Tower begins to collapse. Realizing the building is going to collapse, McLoughlin orders his men to run into an elevator shaft but not all of the group of Port Authority officers are able to make it. Watch World Trade Center to find out which Port Authority officers (if any) make it out alive.

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Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Mr. Stone has taken a public tragedy and turned it into something at once genuinely stirring and terribly sad. His film offers both a harrowing return to a singular, disastrous epi...

  • 70

    Variety Brian Lowry

    World Trade Center yields lovely and touching moments but proves a slow-going, arduous movie experience.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The problem is not so much that World Trade Center is an attempt to make a feel-good movie about a ghastly situation, it's that the result feels forced, manufactured and largely --...

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    Thrillers, city living, Disaster, Biography, coping with death