United 93 Reviews

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.
Top Critic
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.
April 28, 2006
... this is a picture we all must see.
April 28, 2006
... left me feeling curiously unmoved and even slightly resentful.
April 28, 2006
... for all its shock value, it is never exploitative, and it has something important to say.
April 28, 2006
... a powerful and thoughtful dramatization of the terrorist crash of United Flight 93 ...