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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.
A harrowing drama from director Paul Greengrass.
Not Bourne Identity, but still a great film.
This is one of the best directed films I've ever seen.
Its strength is also its weakness, being so accurate and faithful that no characters really make an impression.
An inspiring story of courage in the face of death.
Not many movies get emotional reactions from me. I'm not one who cries easily, and I don't just feel an emotion when some tells me to feel that emotion. United 93 is different. United 93 knows that you know how it's going to end, and doesn't act like you're stupid. United 93 treats you like a person, similar to the people that it shows throughout it's running time. A person who has a family, a person who has a life, a person who is afraid. Every moment of this movie hits you like a bullet, from the very beginning to the very end. It's a tough watch, as half the movie is spent making you afraid, wanting to tell these…
Paul Greengrass pulls together a action packed masterpiece there was barely any dialog but the visuals were so self-explaining it didn't need any. On edge throught the whole movie. A must see for any action lover.
A masterpiece -- you find yourself hoping against reality for the heroes of flight 93 to have proved victorious. Devastating, but such courage in such terrifying circumstances.
Also ... Paul Greengrass is an underrated filmmaker. This and Captain Phillips both really knock the wind out of you.
Based on the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this movie focuses on the 4th plane that never managed to hit it's target. It shows how the ground crews from many different areas discovered the hijackings taking place and what they did to try and combat them. The second half of the film then goes on to completely show the action inside the plane and how the hijackers were eventually taken over by the passenger's. This is a true story that shows a different side that we have not seen before and it manages it perfectly. Showing the fear, frustration and confusion that everyone felt that day and manages to keep the film very exciting and interesting even though we all know what…
9/11 for me is a sensitive subject because, if my memory serves me correctly, my dad was on a plane on that day (or before), coming back from the Philippines to the states. Back then, when I was 4, my mind didn't really comprehend what was going on and I never realized the magnitude of that infamous day until a few years later. I had seen the A&E TV movie Flight 93 , but never had I seen this. I'm happy I did; if I could describe this film in any way it would be absolutely GRIPPING.
Paul Greengrass is an auteur, and a master of artificial realism. The movie is not cinematic for even a second. The documentary hand-held…
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