Kid reviews for World Trade Center

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 14 reviews

age 14+

VERY Impactful and faithful adaptation of the real-life TRAGEDY is near-perfect and one of the most underrated films

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center. On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them. On the quiet but fateful day of September 11, 2001, the officers of New York City's Port Authority, Sergeant John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno, received an emergency call. But, as they tried to evacuate the building after the sudden and devastating attack on the World Trade Center towers by massive airliners piloted by terrorists, McLoughlin and Jimeno found themselves trapped inside the crippled skyscraper. As two of the last people found alive in the wreckage, both McLoughlin and Jimeno fought tooth and nail to cling to their lives, hoping that the rescuers, who combed through the debris, and their worried spouses--Donna McLoughlin and Allison Jimeno--would never lose hope and abandon them. In the face of calamity, the city and an entire nation refused to give in to fear. Will the world ever be the same again after 9/11? In the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster, hope is still alive. Refusing to bow down to terrorism, rescuers and family of the victims press forward. Their mission of rescue and recovery is driven by the faith that under each piece of rubble, a co-worker, a friend a family member may be found. This is the true story of John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno, two of the last survivors extracted from Ground Zero and the rescuers who never gave up. It's a story of the true heroes of that fateful time in the history of the United States when buildings would fall and heroes would rise, literally from the ashes to inspire the entire human race.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
age 14+

Melodramatic but effective

Stone, a known filmmaker with conspiracy ideas, kept things neutral in this drama, perhaps because the tragedy was only five years old at the time. It's so difficult to judge films and television based on 9/11, because every human being on this planet has had a varied reaction to it. But despite some cliched Hollywood moments/characters, it's a fine tribute to those who died, and no one can knock Stone for that. Kudos to Cage and Pena for portraying men who constantly fight the urge to give in to their circumstance.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing
age 11+

awesome movie

great 9/11 movie. but too much swearing for little kids
age 10+


even though i'm american, 9/11 never affected me, and still doesn't. this movie was interesting, but dragged on and on... so boring. i know the movie wasn't supposed to point fingers at anyone, but people take these things so personally in my opinion.
age 14+

A movie that causes you to remember...

A great account of 9/11 survivors.In attempts to make it as realistic as possible, they also made the language pretty realistic also. (1.5 f--k,a lot of s--t, b--ch, a--,d--n,h-ll, etc.) There is no sexual content and the violence may bother kids under 13.
age 12+


Personally, I think this was a BRILLIANT movie, it was VERY disturbing, well I am pretty sensitive but anyway it encourages you to look further into what happened and learn more and those two men where SO brave, again, this is an AMAZING movie!
not rated for age
not rated for age

I sobbed half-way through.

This was a truly heart-wenching movie. It made me realize what it was like during the tragedy for the families and the victims. Although, no one will ever really feel how they did. Not something for kids under 13.
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not rated for age