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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.
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…
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…
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…
Though there were several ways that a film like this could go wrong, Greengrass skirts them all quite deftly through a combination of his substantive choices—unknown actors and real life participators; documentary tone; real-time pacing—and stylistic ones—no subtitles for the Arabic speech of the hijackers; neutral point-of-view; matte, room-lighting colours—together with his great respect for and delicacy with the subject matter, wherein he fills in the gaps of our knowledge of what transpired that day via imaginative recreation that is sourced, as much as possible, from the recollections of relatives/surviving witnesses and the transcriptions available from an array of media recordings.
R.I.P. to all the people that dies on 9/11 you will be missed.
United 93 is a Hollywood film trying its hardest to not be a Hollywood film. At first glance, looking at some of the promotional posters and knowing the subject matter it would seem like you’re about to see a bland, melodramatic, over-patriotic, revisionist story of the real events, yet Greengrass manages to do something different.
United 93 is a film based on real events, which means everything is permitted: you have the freedom to take the material and do whatever the fuck you want to do with it, even if it doesn’t really represent most of the things that actually happened. But United 93 takes another path, it constructs itself with the intention of depicting the facts realistically, there’s not…
Unbelievable. Incredible tension, haunting images. Just an absolutely intense experience of a certain morning that changed our 21st century.
Directed by: Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
"September 11, 2001. Four planes were hijacked. Three of them reached their target. This is the story of the fourth."
I was about 5 years old when that horrifically tragic event on September 11th, 2001 occurred. Although, I don't remember a whole lot, I can still deeply recall all the TV news coverage of the World Trade Center and my parents being immensely (and understandably) upset from the broadcast. After visiting the 9/11 memorial in NYC a few years back and finding the actual television footage on YouTube, I became interested in reading more about that devastating day. I knew about Paul Greengrass's film about the single civilian plane that missed it's target, but…
Although the beginning of the movie is slow and dull, the pace gradually builds to an intense and passionate finish when the passengers reclaim the plane. The acting is competent and realistic, but nothing amazing until the final few minutes.
A harrowing, intense and emotional depiction of the struggles ordinary people face when forced into a life or death situation. Abandoned by a disorganized government (who weren't aware that United 93 was hijacked until four minutes after it crashed) the passengers are forced to resort to their own methods of saving themselves.
The scene is chaotic and disturbing. Passengers call their loved ones, tears in their eyes, expecting this to be their last conversation. On the other side of the aircraft gritty carnage ensues. Passengers attempt to slaughter their captors using forks, knives and various non-weapons.
Similarly to Captain Phillips it's an objective (perspective-wise) re-telling of events (though starting it without the understanding that the attacks were a reaction to…
No recuerdo la última vez que lo pasaba tan mal con una película. El mejor trabajo de Paul Greengrass de largo.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!