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September 11, 2001. Four planes were hijacked. Three of them reached their target. This is the story of the fourth.
A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Paul Greengrass, even above his handheld intensity and dramatized honesty, is focused on various systems and their interconnections. United 93 is the only film of his that uses that form as a physical springboard, following basic traffic controllers to different divisions of army personnel and government agencies. It's fascinating (and intense as hell) to watch as startlingly important information tumbles through different telephone lines like a increasing maze of codes, digits, orders, and digital communications.
And yet, when the chaos stands still as multiple control rooms witness the second plane hitting the tower, Greengrass handles the horrific subject matter with a kind of alarming grace. United 93 bursts its most disorderly moments with scarred humanity and desperate reaches of adversity, and as a result, my stomach is in knots. One of the few films that makes me feel physically ill, and it's a piece of work that I will respect endlessly.
On September 11th 2001, as many of you already know, four planes were hijacked. Of those four, three hit their targets successfully, but one failed to reach its own. This film is about that plane that failed to reach that very target.....
What happened on that day was one of the worst crimes against humanity imaginable. A disgusting waste of human life used for the sake of striking more fear into the hearts and eyes of billions across the world.
This film isn't really about giving the idea of hope to rebound from that fateful day, but rather show you the true terror of the people that had to suffer the fact that their lives were about to be ended.…
Almost everyone is aware of how this film is gonna end but what director Paul Greengrass has done in between the opening & closing credits here is what makes United 93 a truly devastating & unforgettable cinematic experience. Featuring an unknown cast of actors to make the drama more plausible & to provide it with a documentary feel, the film is crafted with great eye for detail & recounts the horror event that shook the entire world with unflinching accuracy.
United 93 is the story about the 4th hijacked plane on the doomed September 11 morning which was the only flight that failed to reach its intended target. After collecting detailed accounts from the victims' families, the cast & crew here try to recreate the…
I just can't write a review for this film.
What a tragic day to the world and America who lost so many people to the craziness of some hateful people.
Literally I have goosebumps on my whole body. I am crying, I don't know what to say. I just want to salute the people who died in the flight United 93.
Paul Greengrass you deserve a standing ovation for making this devastating film with such great integrity.
I offer my condolences to all those families who lost their loved one on this tragic day.
I'm a foreigner. When I first saw this movie about 5 years ago I didn't know too much about the 9/11 attacks. I only knew the twin towers got hit, but I knew nothing about the Pentagon or the United 93 flight. So when I sat down and watched this movie I didn't know what it was about, just that it was based on a true story. Imagine the shock I experienced during the last few seconds of the movie. I was paralyzed. Rewatching it now, aware of what happened on that horrible day, it felt very similar to my first watch. It's still an effective movie, even knowing beforehand what is going to happen and that is not easy…
A heartbreaking, yet uplifting case study on the human condition. United 93 shows us that common themes of love and bravery are universal.
United 93 is sobering due to known outcome, made even more tense due to the lack of music, and even more engaging due to the lack of known actors.
The film is a triumph by director Paul Greengrass, and the documentary film style works brilliantly here to immerse you in the sheer horror of that morning.
Highlighted in the film is the complete collapse of structure. Western society prides itself on its procedures and systems, however when caught completely unaware, many people are stood around asking each other, "does anyone know what's going on?" and, "I need…
I never meant to watch this a second time but due to an midterm paper assigned by my shitty film studies professor I am forced to go through depression again.
For the record I'm from New York and knew people in the south tower. This is a good film but only meant to be seen once.
Heartbreaking and confronting
Riveting and gripping...this edge-of-the-seat retelling of 9/11 by Mr. Greengrass is pure gold! The chaos that was happening on the plane and off it was very intense. Here's my stars breakdown.
3 stars go to the director. He hit all the right emotions and captivated the reactions of everyone. I loved all the set up in leading to the final moments. The ending was superb and just left me speechless. It also helped that there were no stars on this film which made it more authentic and close to reality as possible.
Speaking of the "no name" actors...i gotta give all of them a star for superb portrayal of their characters. The terrorists were effective and looked believable...while the passengers and the air control staff were all amazing as well.
Overall a 4-star spangled banner for this movie. It's hard to watch at times but Mr. Paul Greengrass did an exceptional job.
I was sitting uncomfortably and I had to pee for the entire duration of this film, yet I couldn't move. That's how good this movie is. The seminal 9/11 film, told expertly by Paul Greengrass. I can watch people talk fast and look at screens for hours, and when they're talking about such a big and impactfull event it gives me the chills.
Greengrass's attention to detail is amazing, and he tells his stories without flare or pretention, instead just showing u what's going on, and everything that's going on.
United 93 is as thrilling as it is emotional, and it's an incredible film.
Really awful events told in a choppy, docu-drama style.
Despite the use of extensive artistic licence to fill in the blanks, United 93 is, along with The Battle of Algiers, the closest cinema has come to recreating the inimitable intensity of a real-life documentary. Overwhelming, horrific and harrowing.
Whilst this is atmospheric and tense, the fact that it portrays itself to be what happened on the flight is what, for me, lets it down.
Unless I have missed something, there is no way they would know what was discussed between the passengers or what happened in this real time breakdown of that fateful flight.
Paul Greengrass directs a veritable sea of no-name actors as he tells the mostly-factual tale of what may have happened on that horrible September 11, now 11 years ago. While the title of the film clearly indicates that the main focus of the film will be on United Airlines flight 93, there are plenty of heart-wrenching moments that take place on the ground at air traffic control towers across the United States. I’m sure we all have our own personal memories of that tragic day, and sitting down to watch a movie that is a recap of the events is one of the hardest things to emotionally steel yourself for. You know exactly what’s going to happen, and for that…
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