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Not awful, but can't escape it's fatal flaw
This is a film that tries very hard, it does. The actors all give it everything they've got and the adult performances are quite good. Max von Sydow totally deserved his Oscar Nomination and Sandra Bullock and Jeffrey Wright give possibly the best performances of their careers. But they can't save it.
This story is simply one that should not have been made into a film. The 9/11 attacks are merely the setup for the plot to begin and are completely interchangeable with any tragedy ranging from a drunk driving accident to a natural disaster. The film has NOTHING to say about 9/11 and it merely serves as an gimmick to win sympathy of American audiences. I found it very VERY offensive and not even the genuinely likable performances can make up for it.
The kid overacts in most of his scenes and the ending came across as phony, pointless and extremely pretentious. If you want to make a film that really deals with 9/11, pretentious is something you simply cannot be.