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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…
No one could have made this better than Greengrass has.
The last 10 is brutal.
A fascinating real-time look at the hijackings of September 11. What I liked was that this was not just about the people on the plane, but as much on the traffic controllers, their superiors, and later the defense people as they all tried to make sense of the morning's events. I was reminded while watching this that the world changed that day, as if we all had to upgrade to a new version of the world where terrorism involved flying planes into buildings and demolishing them in the process. It was a thing so inconceivable that not even Hollywood action movies would think up something so fantastic. Paul Greengrass is perfect for adapting true events and handles this docudrama with a sure hand.
Seen once, I never want to
Sit through it again.
This is a pretty serviceable film about the events that happened on 9/11. It does suffer from not being focused enough, however, as the title plane's story is diluted between the overarching events.
I gave this movie a few years because I didn't think I could handle it when it released. Given my response to the later stages of this film, maybe I should have given it a few more years. I could understand, maybe, a more cynical reaction to the things that happen on the plane. It is a little on the weird side to dramatize such a tragic and recent event. But I don't detect any ill motives here. Paul Greengrass has showed an interest in process and semi-realistic drama, and both instincts serve him well so that even the rising score, which only comes in the last ten minutes or so, is used in such a way as to remind…
Pixar for tragedy. No thanks.
I was surprised how much I liked what could have been (and some do call) a project that preyed upon national horror and sentimentality. Greengrass focuses entirely on air traffic control (and of course, the unfortunate souls on 93), when he could have gone down to the streets of New York and been a lot more sensational. I found the process interesting, I identified with the complexity of the situation, and I respected the fact that there was no one single protagonist.
When it was announced that plans were in the works for a film based on the planes hijacked on 9/11 a short six years after the event, a lot of people claimed that it was too soon. They said Americans were not ready to relive the horror of that day. In a lot of respects, I might have agreed until I actually saw "United 93", a film made by a British director that does everything right and ends up being a moving tribute film that celebrates the lives of the Americans that were lost that day without being insensitive or insulting.
The story is told in real time, starting with the boarded of the ill-fated flight, showing the mundane and…
This movie is the hardest thing I've ever watched.
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- 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)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!