A slow burning historical drama featuring sensitive source material that was gracefully transformed into a somewhat intriguing story thanks to a smashing central performance from Michael Keaton with equally brilliant support from Amy Ryan and Stanley Tucci. This part of the tragedy is more of an opportunity for dramatic portrayals of victims’ emotions, taking away any extra space for exciting plot points. I know that sounds insensitive, but given the tragedy that was 9/11, the focus of the source material is a little lackluster.
Some of the smaller roles in this film are incredibly impactful because of how deeply dramatic and seemingly real the performances were. Combine them with the main performances stated above, you have quite the ensemble. Not great enough to make my Top 10 Ensemble Casts of 2021 Running List , but so so close.
The sentiment behind this movie will likely leave a bad taste in your mouth. It feels dirty, because it kind of is. Power to the people(?)