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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'll have to do a marxist analysis of this film because it is about a society and questions how we over come the individual (here namely the terrorists). It's also very life affirming
One of the most disturbing things I have ever seen in my entire life. The film is amazing, but it will be a long while till I am able to sit through it again. If only Paul Greengrass put this much effort into all his films.
I'm only 20% joking; I skipped this in the theatre because I didn't think I'd be able to handle it but also because I wasn't sure what the point was. Having seen it, I'm still not sure what the point was. Experiencing the day's events through the air traffic controller perspective is fascinating, as many errors leave one gasping with frustration, and Greengrass's commitment to verisimilitude is both laudable and expertly executed - even the famous "let's roll" is tossed off, so disinterested is this film in the architecture of heroics. And Greengrass's oft-overadrenalized shaky style is subdued here just the right amount, perhaps helped by the limits of the geography.
But I felt lost - two days…
United 93 really teared me up, I was sad for like a day... Good movie though!
The decision to not cast any big stars help makes the viewer not felt distracted whenever they do appear. With that decision, it feels more of a dramatized documentary. Was supposed to see this in the anniversary of the incident but I had other films I saw instead. Better than expected.
United 93 does a great job of portraying the frantic pace of September 11. Acting was mediocre at best, and the script left a bit to be desired. I think the director did a good job of framing the shots and making the most of this story.
Still one of the most heart-wrenching movies to watch, but a very important one.
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