United 93 Reviews

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November 1, 2007
This is first-rate, visceral filmmaking: taut, watchful, free of false histrionics, as observant of the fear in the young terrorists' eyes as the hysteria in the passenger cabin, and smart enough to know this material doesn't need to be sensationalized.
February 27, 2007
December 26, 2006
Greengrass takes pains to keep events believable and relatively unrhetorical, rejecting entertainment for the sake of sober reflection, though one has to ask how edifying this is apart from its reduction of the standard myths.
June 1, 2006
United 93 might be an insular response to a global tragedy, but -- taken on its own, limited terms -- it is powerful and sincere, giving reign to pity and fear without indulging jingoism or sentimentality. For that at least it deserves applause.
May 12, 2006
This limitation in source material has had a peculiar effect on the script. Never is there a moment of repulsive sentimentality or exploitation, but neither is Greengrass able to realize an ultimate purpose.
May 3, 2006
Even the undeniable heroism of the passengers on United 93 doesn't edify as it should.
June 5, 2019
A well-crafted and respectful film. If only it had gone one step further in driving that point home.
January 18, 2019
The film pulls you into its world, turns you a passive participant. You can feel the desperation of the passengers and as they run to the cockpit...
September 26, 2017
What might be therapeutic for the families is not perhaps meant for public consumption. After all, few things are more private than the last minutes of a life.
August 18, 2017
All that United 93 can tell us. . .is that many people are brave and some people are dastardly.
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