Turning back the calendar to the morning of September 11, 2001 is a risky proposition for any director, and not to be undertaken lightly. Paul Greengrass succeeded brilliantly with his United 93 and now Oliver Stone, never one to back away from a challenge, has decided to tell another story under the 9/11 umbrella. His film, World Trade Center, comes unencumbered by the director's baggage. There is no political message. There are no conspiracy theories. And the camerawork is straightforward, lacking the over-the-top flourishes that have hampered some of the director's recent efforts. World Trade Center is Stone's most potent motion picture since Platoon, and may be the most accessible across-the-board since Wall Street.
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