World Trade Center


Salvador. 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 Stone’s 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.


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