Worth review – an interesting take on the 9/11 funding

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: September 3, 2021 (Last updated: January 4, 2024)
Netflix film Worth


It follows the grief, anger, and need for justice that followed those affected by 9/11. The story is compelling and well worth its two-hour runtime.

This article does not contain any spoilers for the Netflix film Worth.

The biographic film Worth is centered around the true story of the Washington D.C. lawyer Kenneth Feinberg and his battle against cynicism, bureaucracy, and politics after he has to put a price on those that lost their lives in the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001.

The first 20 minutes of this movie are very hard-hitting and successfully convey the normality of life before the devastating 9/11 attacks. Whilst the rest of the film doesn’t quite reach the same level, it will provide insight into the legal side. The legal aspect of Worth is about the funds that victims got offered following the attacks on September 11th, 2001. 

First of all, the acting in the film is great. Everyone involved does a superb job. Whether someone is on the screen for a long amount of time or not, they’re effective with the role they have. In particular, Amy Ryan, who plays Camille Biros, is very powerful with her role. Her phone call scene towards the end of the film is one that may stay with you. The leading actor, Michael Keaton, is excellent throughout the film and the scenes he shares with Stanley Tucci are impressive.

With Worth, there is no happy ending. Nor was there ever going to be. Naturally, as will be the case with anything about the 9/11 attacks, it may be hard to watch for many. It’s not that there are scenes that are visibly distressing to watch, but the subject matter will, of course, be a lot for one to watch. 

Any film or tv show that centers around the attacks that took place on that fatal day will be heavily scrutinized no matter how high or low the quality. In regards to Worth, it’s an insightful and above all an interesting watch. In a nutshell, this film is a legal drama that follows the battle to create the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

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