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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 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 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…
More than a film--it was an experience.
Out of more of a sense of boredom (which seems to be the primary reason I impulse watch movies), I watched Paul Greengrass’ critically hailed documentary styled drama United 93, which recounts the horrific and trageic events of 9/11, with United Airlines Flight 93, whose passengers fought back against their captors and crashed the plane in a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as the focal point.
Simply put, the film was astounding.
Greengrass’ now trademark use of kenetic hand-held camera work gives the film an incredible visceral, white knuckle feel from the very beginning. He is able to construct a fully realized narrative while jumping between NORAD HQ, FAA HQ, the aircraft itself, and several air traffic control towers, without the…
Film 101 of Project365, a project in which I watch a new film every day for a year.
Emotional and well-directed, United 93's story is told with poise and relatively unknown actors, making it effective at respectful all the while.
This was a good representation/guess as to what happened to the 4th plane that was scheduled to hit the white house on 9/11. The movie really captured the fear and anxiety everybody was feeling during the time of the incident, including the individuals who highjacked the plane itself. This movie wasn't bias in anyway and showed both sides of the conflict and portrayed the emotion's going back and forth between every passenger on the plane. This movie hits hard from the start to finish and showcases a dark time in the United States and does it in the best way possible.
United 93 is a film that has been sitting in my watchlist since probably 2006. It's not like it was hard to see since its been streaming for quite some time. I just kept passing over it because I dreaded watching it.
I'm glad I finally hit play. I didn't expect to have the emotional response that I did. It's an extremely powerful film. You really have to give credit to Paul Greengrass. You know the story and the ending, but its the tension and power that he creates on the journey which is incredible.
Powerful, unflinching, devastating, and unforgettable. United 93 is based on the true story of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11th of 2001. Director Paul Greengrass handles the subject matter with nothing but sensitivity and respect. United 93 may not be very well-known, but it is one of the best films that I have ever seen. I cannot possibly recommend this film enough.
* Do not watch the trailer for this movie. It is a horrendous trailer that does not accurately depict the movie at all.
Pure, distilled human drama.... Fundamental beliefs against fundamental survival. It will bring tears to your heart.
Doesn't twist the facts or force emotion, instead showing us the events and letting us think for ourselves.
Really liked the way they did the ending. Leaves u speechless.
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