United 93

2006

Action / Crime / Drama / History / Thriller

170
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 91%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 89544

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Olivia Thirlby as Nicole Carol Miller
Trieste Kelly Dunn as Deora Frances Bodley
Cheyenne Jackson as Mark Bingham
Peter Hermann as Jeremy Glick
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by cinemajesty 7 / 10

9/11 Emotions Estranged

Movie Review: "United 93" (2006)

Director Paul Greengrass, who takes a particularly-researched, originally-written script on the 9/11-hijacked passenger airplanes after departing from the U.S. American East Coast airports in New York and Boston, using all his directorial powers, gained since a noteworthy "Bloody Sunday" (2002) and an high-end-visceral action-thriller "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), to capture the continuous following events between 8:30 AM to 12:00PM on that terror-struck day of reckoning, when two of the four plans already crashed into the twin towers of the "World Trade Center" on the island of Manhattan in the State of New York, USA.

The documentary-like appearing motion picture captured by cinematographer Barry Ackroyd, who mimics steadicam-techniques becoming hand-held shots in engaging confrontations between Middle Eastern looking hotel-room-prepared terrorists, who stab two passenger, one in the neck, the other into stomach to put the pool of estranged passenger, armed with their cell-phone to hyper-realistic moments of fear, despair and agony, calling their loved-ones in a certain death situation when the suspense levels already drop to an early occupied cockpit of a hostile takeover without any additional lighting transition dressed airplane interiors by never-seen-any-flight-training terrorists, who in retrospective, when I revisit the picture after twelve years after its first release, scare hardly any "war-on-terror" thriller-indulging audience.

Nevertheless, 2007 Academy-Award-nominated director Paul Greengrass, whose Best-Director-nomination got favored over a political more relevant real-life terrorist theme against the story of a 10-year-old girl enduring nightmares in Spanish civil-war (1936-1939) scenarios-created by director Guillermo Del Toro, when "United 93" passenger initiative to fight against the hijacking terrorists, steering the airplane into descent, becomes improperly-build, dramatically late effort in an editorial of just exceeding the 100-Minute-marker, which should have been 85 Minutes, when up to three editors had been needed to assemble a majority of beat-subtracting close-up on close-up cut-aways.

Yet this consequently realism-preaching motion picture to utmost-authenticity-playing no-star actors desired creative decisions by producing partners Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan at production company "Working Title", sharing a feeling of a by-stander perspectives in the Flight Control room before the naturally down-beating, discussions-engaging conclusion are history.

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Reviewed by jimbo-53-186511 6 / 10

Would have benefitted from better focus and a tighter running time, but the last 20 minutes or so make it worth the effort

United 93 tells the true story of a plane that was hijacked on September 11th 2001 and the passengers on-board the plane fighting back against the terrorists in order to foil their plans...

Given that the majority of the media focus at the time was on the planes that actually crashed into the Twin Towers, this harrowing true story is one that people may have forgotten about or overlooked. Having watched the film, it's not an experience that I'm likely to forget and I'm more than willing to commend the bravery of the passengers for their actions on that fateful morning. However, as a piece of cinema I didn't find United 93 to be entirely satisfying...

The film is apparently shot in real-time and presumably Greengrass has done this to make the film feel more realistic and to perhaps draw the audience into the events as they happen. I think part of the problem with this film is that Greengrass has gone a little overboard with finer details - there is about a 30 minute build-up showing people waiting at the airport, waiting to board the plane etc and it's probably past the half hour mark before the plane even takes off. I'm sure in his mind that Greengrass did this perhaps as a way of building suspense, but I just found it a little tedious and unnecessary.

Also as the film is called United 93 I did expect the film to focus pretty much all of its attention on that flight. However, on various occasions the film cuts back to various air-traffic control centres with varying threats or actual hijackings taking place. There's nothing wrong with any of this per se, but it does make the film feel a little cluttered and unfocused at times - it's like Greengrass couldn't decide whether to make a documentary about the events of 9/11 or a film about the bravery of the passengers on-board flight UA 93. By trying to do both, the film. feels padded and far longer than it needs to be. However, once you get past the hour mark, Greengrass does crank up the tension and in the last 20 minutes or so I literally could not take my eyes off the screen. I would still recommend watching this film, but do feel that with a shorter running time and slightly better focus that I may have enjoyed it more than I did.

Reviewed by Alexander_Thomas_Wilson 10 / 10

United 93!

This movie was so epic I just had to write a review at 2:17 AM after midnight, I just had to.

I've read prior to watching the film the true events of the United Flight Airlines 93 and really didn't knew there was a 4th plane in 9/11. Cause when we always talk about 9/11 between people, our minds always goes straight to the World Trade Center and casually mention that Pentagon was attacked too. But wait, there was a 4th planned attacking the United States Capitol that didn't go through. And the reason to find out why? The passengers on the United 93 Flight FOUGHT BACK. Oh I was so proud of humanity and the spirit of those people fighting the good fight, and saddened that they didn't make it.

So when I watched the film, was the just as the same as reading the transcripts and the events that occurred. True caption of the feelings between the passengers and the terrorists also, that intensity, pressure, feelings going through their bodies fighting one side to live, the other to end life.

I mean what can I say other than ... IT'S AUTHENTIC. It's like I was there, right there with them in that room and I'm just watching their next move, their fear, overcoming that fear, fighting, that last second when everything is over. Ahhh I was horrified and satisfied from this experience. As I read a review about this earlier it said in a title: Horrifying to watch but worthy for generations to come.

Everything is explained right down to the last detail, and you're not bored even a little bit, especially the last part... will truly move you and touch deep down that place we all know it's a human being there. 9/11 WE NEVER FORGET!

True heroes, salute to United 93 <3

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