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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 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…
One of the most tense and affecting movies I've seen, United 93 is likely to be one of the most controversial and yet also one of the most important films released during my lifetime.
As critics, audience members, and filmmakers, none of us can ever know what specifically occurred inside the cabins of United Flight 93, nor can we know the exact thoughts of any of the passengers on the plane, the agonizing fears they came to grips with, or the things they had to reconcile within their own minds and hearts as their plane went down, their lives, once full of promise, now lost, forever.
And yet, no matter how much of United 93 is improvised, no matter how…
The essential, perfect, 9/11 movie. The kind that has gone down in history as Hollywood's most emotional tribute to the lives lost on that horrible day. It's the incredible true story of 40 people's unflinching courage in the face of unspeakable evil. The miraculous takedown of what could've been the fourth blow to the United States in that horrific two-hour massacre. Nothing will prepare you for this. Watch with extreme discretion. You will leave shaken, you may leave furious, but you will leave with compassion. This is Paul Greengrass's finest hour, in portraying America's worst.
An incredibly stimulating reimagining(?) of the events that took place on the aircraft. I appreciate how things just happened, without having too much explanation. It felt more authentic. No wonder everyone fucking hates 'my people.' Every "allah akbhar" made me want to throw up. I have trouble deciphering between what is tasteful and what is ignorant. I want to think it's a shallow portrayal, but truth is I could have very well seen it take place like this. What a chaotic day. When they said that haulting all departures and arrivals into the states would cost billions... wow. I don't want to say all the "i love yous" were cheesy, but again, there's an unsettled part of me that can't…
Viscerally intense from the moment the plane door closes sealing the passenger's fate. Knowing the outcome only increased the tension, my stomach was in knots the entire time.
A very powerful and affecting film.
"I'll quit tomorrow, baby, I swear to God, when we land, I'll quit tomorrow."
The film of a decade, the film of a century, the film of an American conscience. Few films made or that will be made are as brave and honest as UNITED 93. There are many other masterpieces of film, for sure, but this is one of the boldest.
Passed over this movie I think cuz it came out close to uh, that one with Nic Cage, (which I think is just called September 11? really?) and couldn't imagine it not being lifetime-y.
I don't think Paul Greengrass is anyone's favorite director, but he's probably one of the most important director of the 00's, in terms of refining aesthetic modules which are now basically universal. It's hard not to be in awe of how well, or maybe absurdly, he manages human beings and information systems in the Bourne movies. He's actually able to out-Scott tony Scott.
United 93 is a misnomer because the first half of this movie really just takes place in various command centers--NORAAD, air traffic control…
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.
Disaster film involving either a plane, train, ship or any other mode of transportation
"A fitting tribute to the martyrs..."
9/11 is considered as one of the darkest times in the history of America. As always, Hollywood tried to capitalize from that event through a series of films with the Twin Tower in the centre. Apart from the others, United 93 is a unique approach of the whole incident, where it deals with the passengers on one of those hi-jacked planes.
Paul Greengrass is an established director through the last two films in Bourne Trilogy. His take on the disaster was visionary in many ways. It involved relatively unknown actors, in which…
Probably one of the most vastly overrated pictures ever created, and almost insultingly so, as if this is suppose to be our testimony of the events that took place. I realize how people were sold on this. It's captivating on the first watch and impossible to turn off given the subject matter, but ultimately becomes capitalistically disgusting and fraudulent. The main ingredients here are painfully simple: film people acting like...people...across a recent event we connect with via 'like you were there' camera work. It's touchy, but given the right timing and funds, any director on planet Earth could have capitalized over the 9/11 events. It seems the only reason why it's acclaimed is through the stretched out pacing and the…
Film Number 23 of Aditya's Scavenger Hunt Challenge No. 2
Day 23, Task No. 18 - A disaster film involving either a plane, train, ship or any other mode of transportation
Note: I do not consider this film to be a disaster film, but when I read the task, this film was the first which came to mind.
September 11th 2001. A day that has gone down in history as one of the most tragic and horrifying of all time. Is it possible to make a film about this day without resorting to histrionics or sensationalism? The answer: a resounding YES.
With this masterful film, Paul Greengrass has crafted a story of ordinary people who had to endure…
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!