MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,551 this week

Rebirth (II) (2011)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 147 users   Metascore: 76/100
Reviews: 3 user | 13 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

Filmed over the ensuing years after the attack on New York's World Trade Center, this documentary takes a look a the physical and emotional healing process involved in the aftermath of such a tragedy.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 829 titles
created 15 Jul 2011
 
a list of 483 titles
created 02 Oct 2011
 
a list of 140 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Rebirth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rebirth (2011)

Rebirth (2011) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rebirth.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Apostle (2012)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Fernando Cortizo
Stars: Carlos Blanco, Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico', Paul Naschy
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami
Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa
Rebirth (2007)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

Zoheir, a young sailor working on a cargo ship heading to South Africa, finds out that his pregnant wife is missing during the war in Lebanon. He travels back to his homeland using ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Rafei
Stars: Talal El-Jordi, Darine Hamze, Maxim Khalil
Rebirth II (2012)
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Rebirth is a thrilling and harrowing look at the struggles of a transgender person who wakes up trapped in a motel with no idea how he got there, and begins having hallucinations of people ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Libassi
Stars: Leonardo Casella, Megan Corry, Anne Hammond
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Leaving her alcoholic husband, Eiko takes their son Masaya away from Tokyo and back to her hometown in a Kyushu rural mining community. She toils to support him though many years of ... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka
Stars: Jô Odagiri, Kirin Kiki, Yayako Uchida
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe
Stars: Akira Terao, Mieko Harada, Hidetaka Yoshioka
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Ai Hashimoto, Suzuka Ohgo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Yûya Ishii
Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Jô Odagiri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Director: Shûichi Okita
Stars: Kengo Kôra, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Gô Ayano
The Unbroken (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu
Stars: Ken Watanabe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Erika Toda
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man and his sister learn that the man that they've always thought of as their grandfather was in fact the second husband of their grandmother, and that their biological grandfather ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Min Tanaka, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue
Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Takeshi Maeda, Akira Nakagawa, Shizuka Okohira
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Brown ...
Himself
Nicholas Chirls ...
Himself
Brian Lyons ...
Himself
Tanya Villanueva Tepper ...
Herself
Ling Young ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Filmed over the ensuing years after the attack on New York's World Trade Center, this documentary takes a look a the physical and emotional healing process involved in the aftermath of such a tragedy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 August 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Project Rebirth  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
See Rebirth! You won't regret it and you won't forget it.
14 August 2011 | by (Long Beach, NY) – See all my reviews

Rebirth follows the transformation of five people, over the past 10 years, whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001. Aside from some brief footage depicting the day that the towers fell, to set the stage, the focus of the film is almost exclusively on the life trajectory of these five people.

The filmmakers, led by director Jim Whitaker, introduce us to Tanya, a young woman who lost her fiancé; Nick, a teenaged boy who lost his mother; Tim, a firefighter who lost all of his friends; Brian, a construction worker who lost his brother; and Ling, a woman who was badly burned in the attack.

At the emotional core of the film is Tanya, a young woman who lost her fiancé Sergio, a New York City firefighter. Tanya bares her grief with such authenticity that viewers were riveted to her every word and expression.

Nick was about 15 years old when his mother died. A few years after the tragedy he became estranged from his father who remarried, adding a complication to Nick's grieving. The openness with which Nick expresses his sadness and anger, offers us a rare window into an adolescent boy's grieving.

Tim and Brian, offer the perspective of two men who lost, respectively, a best friend and a brother. Complicating Tim's grief are his forthright feelings of survivor's guilt, reminiscent of a soldier at war struggling with the loss of his fallen comrades. Brian offers another angle, with his touching reflection on how heartbreaking it is for him when he sees other brothers doing simple things together, like shopping at Home Depot.

Last but not least is Ling, who experienced a different kind of loss. She was badly burned over her right arm and right side of her face and endured 40 surgeries over the intervening years. Ling offers us a multi-layered perspective of her pain, despair, resignation, hope and resilience. I found Ling to be a quietly heroic figure who handled herself with grace, dignity and humor throughout her ordeal.

The sixth "character" in the film is Ground Zero itself. The filmmakers, via multi-camera time lapse photography, artfully tracked the evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once ascended over lower Manhattan. Filmgoers will be treated to this visual marvel and sign of rebirth and growth in segments that are interspersed throughout the interviews.

Rebirth is not a political movie, although some reviewers criticized the absence of a political voice in the film. I strongly disagree. The film was made to tell the story of loss, healing, hope, growth and resiliency in the context of one of the most horrifying chapters in American history. The film does that and much more. The lessons about complicated grief taught to us by Tim, Tanya, Brian, Ling and Nick transcend 9/11.

The film has an afterlife – it stays with you for days and weeks and you want to talk about it. Rebirth is a film best viewed with others. I would not recommend it for children under 13 years of age. If you have older adolescents in your life, watch it together and talk about it with them.

See Rebirth! You won't regret it and you won't forget it.

Andrew Malekoff - Long Beach, New York


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack dioneivaller
Should be more commentary nancy-257
Discuss Rebirth (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page