World Trade Center Oliver Stone conjures the unabsorbable shock of 9/11. Then two Port Authority policemen, John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Peña), wake up in… World Trade Center Oliver Stone conjures the unabsorbable shock of 9/11. Then two Port Authority policemen, John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Peña), wake up in… 2006-08-11 PG-13 PT129M Drama Maria Bello Nicolas Cage Michael Pena Maggie Gyllenhaal Paramount Pictures
Movie Review

World Trade Center (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 11, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Length: 129 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Maria Bello, Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Oliver Stone conjures the unabsorbable shock of 9/11. Then two Port Authority policemen, John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Peña), wake up in darkness, their bodies pinned by concrete and twisted metal. As their heads fill the frame, the actors find a quiet, touching connection. Stone has made a scrupulous and honorable film, yet it lacks dramatic urgency. He earns his penance, but at the expense of his art.

Originally posted Aug 11, 2006 Published in issue #891-892 Aug 18, 2006 Order article reprints