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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.
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…
United 93 and Terminator 2: Judgement Day would make a great double bill.
Terminator's characters have the ability to change their fate. The tension comes from whether or not they will succeed. United 93 is about the inability to change fate. The tension comes from the audience hoping they will succeed, but knowing they won't.
One of the scariest films that I have seen, that is not a horror. This hollywood thriller breaks every rule.
Putting Sledge Hammer on the plane only creates cruel expectations of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS revisionism.
In "United 93," the fictionalized account of what may have taken place on board the sole hijacked commercial airliner that did not reach its target on September 11, 2001, director Paul Greengrass has given us a clenched muscle of a movie. The film runs on pure adrenaline; it's terse, lean and frank. It also happens to be extremely difficult to watch.
Filmed in a bare-bones style, with few recognizable actors and very little significant dialogue, the movie offers an account first of what takes place in several air traffic control centers in different locations as the realization that planes are being flown into buildings around the country settles in, and then it confines itself exclusively to the cabin of the…
Truly horrifying. Genuine tension and it plays on the fact that we've all been on a plane journey and can empathise with what it would be like to be trapped up there. The other thing I found very interesting was the parallels of religion and especially prayer. Such similarity yet such titanic differences.
The one thought I had during this was: imagine if Quentin Tarantino had directed this. A sombre, pragmatic, stripped down retelling of an act of real life terrorism turned into a revenge fantasy, which would revel and linger on the violence that happened, void of emotion and only designed to titillate.
An utterly traumatizing reminder of what is was like on that terrible day. This film is gut wrenchingly effective and I give it four stars not because I liked it necessarily, but because it was able to get this level of emotion from me. I really do feel traumatized. It seems this week I've assigned all of the extremely difficult and depressing movies.
Holding back tears, I couldn't help but laugh at the supposedly inaccurate but prescient portrayal of the German passenger doing everything he could to help the Muslims. Merkel would be proud.
‘United 93’ is very admirable for portraying the story of the doomed flights of 9/11 in as naturalistic and authentic a way as possible. The success it has in doing this is remarkable. At no point did I feel that what I was watching was people acting, reciting lines from a script or behaving in accordance with direction. Instead, it has a real documentary feel to it that gives the whole thing an authenticity and thus dramatic weight. It is in doing this that it acts as a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives not by sanctifying them with bombast or stylisation as many another film would do, but showing what actually happened and allowing their courage and…
Brilliant, very well done.
Tensión en estado puro sobre los atentados del 11-S, excepcional montaje.
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