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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.
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'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…
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.
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'm just calling to tell you that I love you, and goodbye.
It's really sad that this movie exists, but since there's nothing I can do about it, let's talk about this great piece of work. This is some of the best directing I have ever seen on film. What Paul Greengrass did with this tearful and shocking story is remarkable.
The first act of the movie may be a little boring, confusing and, sometimes, annoying, because there are a lot of things happening at the same time and it took a while for me to really get into the movie. But as soon as it's given more attention to the inside of the plane, it all becomes more interesting…
I keep thinking of bad 9/11 jokes, but I never tell those because I know how irritated I'd be of bad Katrina jokes.
The two things this film excels at are the sense of pure chaos that allowed no one to have any idea what was going on before it was too late and conveying the idea that of all those involved--the victims, the hijackers, air traffic control, the military, etc.--the most egregious failures came from the authorities. While obviously the hijackers aren't entirely sympathetic characters, they aren't entirely demonized. The humanity the film gives them is in their trepidation and faith. You never get a sense wholly of who any of the people are, but it doesn't traffic in…
I've read numerous threads on this film concerning conspiracy theories where people actually say this film made them free of any doubts the highjacking of the planes wasn't an inside job.
Doubts?? Apparently, this film makes rational human beings out of ignorant boneheads.
Quality filmmaking. It starts out relatively slow, showing us nothing more than ordinary day-to-day procedure of airplanes and flight decks for about 20 minutes. However, the sheer knowledge of what is about to come makes a slow and steady feeling of suspense creep up. Greengrass keeps this going for about an hour, after which most of the "we-know-this-will-happen" moments have happened and the foreknowledge of the real situation starts to work against the film. There's a good chunk of 30 or 40 minutes in the movie - mostly filled with passengers sceaming and contacting loved ones - which is emotionally gripping, but near completely devoid of suspense. The ending sequence brings it back again, but faster and to a lesser…
A hugely emotive film. Greengrass' semi-documentary style avoids syrup and political cage-rattling instead leaving the tragedy of the day and the heroics of ordinary people without whom it might have been worse to tell its' own tale, with a capable cast of unknowns helping put you right there while maintaining good taste.
Outstanding dramatization of the events on United Airlines 93 on September 11, 2001.
From the very beginning we are drawn in as the terrorists board the plane along with what appear as your everyday normal passengers in an airport.
Impressive in its portrayal of communications between ground control and the military as they realized things were going wrong while planes were in the air.
Harrowing depiction of the terrorists taking over the plane as well as the passengers eventually fighting back.
Perhaps one of the films' only real flaws is that we all know how it's going to turn out.
Editing becomes a little over discombobulated at times, which is clearly intentional in its depiction of panic amongst multiple human beings trying to communicate at the same time.
This powerful drama balances these flaws by never preaching and staying as objective with the story as it can.
Aún sabiendo como iba a acabar, es de las películas más tensas que he visto jamás. Must-see, sobre todo si te interesa mínimamente los hechos del 11S.
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So good, but so stressful. So during the plane hijackings on 9/11/2001, three out of the four planes hit their intended targets. This is the story about the one plane that didn’t, and the heroic actions taken by the passengers that prevented the plane from reaching the White House. Just being honest here, I’ve been putting off watching this for 9 years now. It is very upsetting material, and from what I heard, this was the best made one on the subject matter. I wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to watch this, given that I was well aware that this was going to…
Paul Greengrass does an amazing job retelling the events of that tragic day in September 2001, when the world stood still and watched the events that transpired in New York and Washington.
This follows the tale of the valiant and brave passengers of United Airways Flight 93 as they desperately fought for their lives against hijackers, to regain the plane from them, and prevent them carrying out their task of flying it straight into the White House. Though the flight ended in tragedy, with United 3 crashing into a field and killing everybody on board, it was the fact that they prevented more lives being lost from the hijackers executing their plans.
The events of 9/11 are shrouded in conspiracies,…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Tarde casi 10 años en ver "United 93" por razones políticas. No quería formar parte del sensacionalismo pop que fomentó la mal llamada "guerra contra el terrorismo" y que le dio (y le sigue dando) a Estados Unidos carta blanca para invasiones asesinas alrededor del mundo, sobre todo el Medio Oriente.
Además, un gran porcentaje de mi corazón conspiranoico desconfía enormemente de toda la versión oficial y soy de los que está plenamente convencido de que al menos en algún nivel alto importante, hubo complicidad de sectores oficiales estadounidenses en estos atentados.
En fin, "United 93", aunque fue una película que rara vez estuvo en mi cabeza, siempre opté por hacer otra cosa las 3 o 4 veces que recordé…
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