Nick's Review of United 93
Greengrass doesn't shoot "United 93" shaky-cam documentary, dramatization, or dream -- and yet, there's an omnipresent feeling of something either too right or too wrong. It goes from innocence to all hell in a switch. "United" is both awe-inspiring in terms of powerhouse storytelling and technological technique, and, even watching this more than ten years after the 9/11 attacks, that everything about "United 93" still doesn't seem real. And check that final scene, twenty minutes before the airline's set to crash-land in a Pennsylvania field, the sweep of the brutal sentiment that those aboard still alive are already dead. It's a shot that sinks its teeth and doesn't let go. It will haunt you for the rest of your life.