Too much virtue can burden a film. But The Guys, based on the play Anne Nelson wrote in response to 9/11, earns its sentiment. Sigourney Weaver is funny and touching as a New York journalist who helps a fire captain (a superb Anthony LaPaglia) write eulogies for is lost men. The film is just two people talking, but director Jim Simpson finds its grieving heart.
From The Archives Issue 921: May 1, 2003