• United 93
    2 minutes 55 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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United 93 Reviews

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It's a harrowing and beautiful movie, brilliantly executed, and does justice to its subject. I hope you will reward writer/director Paul Greengrass for his efforts. Not at all exploitative.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 5/5

May 11, 2006
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A visceral reminder of the gut-churning mundanity of the hijackings . . . shows that the blind war on terror . . . has been about bombast, symbolism and zealous overreaction.

May 11, 2006
Nicolas Lacroix

Un candidat sérieux comme meilleur film de l'année.

Full Review Source: EnPrimeur.ca | Original Score: 5/5

May 11, 2006
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

If we were there, could we have mustered up the courage to fight back?

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

May 10, 2006
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

A brilliant and harrowing document of human beings facing unanticipated terrors with a steadfastness that is all the more moving for being completely believable.

May 10, 2006
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Emotionally devastating and yet strangely empty.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C+

May 8, 2006
Jackie K. Cooper

A respectful documentation of the flight that fought back

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

May 7, 2006
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

A powerful and moving drama.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

May 6, 2006
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

It's one thing to say we'll never forget; United 93 asks us to sit down and try to remember.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 6, 2006
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A sober, humanistic portrait.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2006
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

It is worth not just seeing, but worth cherishing.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

A film every American should see, if only to be reminded of how easy it was for a handful of hijackers armed with razor blades to mount a devastating and demoralizing attack on the most powerful nation on Earth.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 5, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

United 93 presses hard on raw nerves and then, in its final frame, it literally crushes them. What Greengrass has created is haunting and unshakable, the medium at its full potential.

| Original Score: A

May 5, 2006
Eric Melin

It is through [a] complicated exploration of what it means to be human and the downplayed sacrifice of the passengers that the film achieves its greatest poignancy.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 4, 2006
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The war is far from over. United 93 is a great film, which should bring that message home.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

May 4, 2006
Matt Pais

A heartbreaking account of a security breach and act of terror so horrifying, we might not believe it onscreen if we didn't know it to be true.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 4, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's hard to imagine a less sensationalized 9/11 film than United 93.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 4/4

May 4, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It plays out in such a shockingly authentic way that we feel like we're right there. And what makes this film vitally important is the way it challenges us to examine ourselves without ever making a big statement.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 5/5

May 4, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The material itself makes it seem less like an attempt at examination, understanding or some kind of closure than like picking at an unhealed wound and reopening it.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 3, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Greengrass is so determined not to exploit the deaths by 'entertaining' moviegoers that his film becomes almost an academic exercise -- an experiment to determine at what point deadpan dramatization plus audience anticipation equal emotional devastation.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 3, 2006
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