United 93 Reviews

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August 18, 2017
All that United 93 can tell us. . .is that many people are brave and some people are dastardly.
August 30, 2009
A black hole
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.
October 2, 2006
June 1, 2006
Ultimately, United 93 leads to a dozen people fighting for their lives over about 12 minutes. Is there a message about the overall event? I don't see it.
May 20, 2006
Greengrass winds up mythologizing the actions of the passengers aboard United 93, which isn't entirely fair to them or to us, the viewer.
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 8, 2006
Emotionally devastating and yet strangely empty.
May 3, 2006
Even the undeniable heroism of the passengers on United 93 doesn't edify as it should.
May 2, 2006
A fear-mongering exercise at best, a prolongued and agonizing snuff film at worst.
May 2, 2006
This raw docudrama is too jarring and painful to recommend to a wide audience.
May 2, 2006
A film of limited ambition that may be before its time.
April 28, 2006
Like a photo dusted and wrinkled under a microscope by forensic investigators, the fingerprints of rights-clearances lawyers sadly mar and blur the picture's focus.
April 28, 2006
... left me feeling curiously unmoved and even slightly resentful.
April 28, 2006
Strictly in movie terms (after all, it's a movie), United 93 slips from suspense film to disaster film to horror film.
April 28, 2006
For those who can stomach the concept, United 93 does have its effective moments, especially the riveting final 20 or so minutes.
April 27, 2006
Here's a movie that I didn't want to see, didn't enjoy seeing and wouldn't wish upon anyone else.
April 27, 2006
Not much different than visiting the dentist for a root canal and needing a heart transplant when you leave.
April 25, 2006
Ultimately, United 93 is a regurgitation of suspicious media-fueled speculation about events on an airplane that we know very little about.
April 25, 2006
I've never had a more excruciating moviegoing experience in my life, and as brilliantly crafted -- and as adamantly unexploitive -- as the picture is, it still leaves you wondering why it was made in the first place.
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