United 93
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Even the undeniable heroism of the passengers on United 93 doesn't edify as it should."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Above all, one truth remains: the sacrifice of the 40 passengers on Flight 93 is truly remarkable. The film portrays their courage in the face of staggering odds in its own subjective and respectful way. It achieves what it wants as a film."
‑ James Hughes, Stop Smiling
"This is not a film you go to for enjoyment, but because you have a duty to endure it."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, BrandonFibbs.com
"A supreme achievement."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"... this is a picture we all must see."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"A black hole"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"a real-time reconstruction of events on the doomed flight that manages to encapsulate all the anxieties and sorrows of our age."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Amazingly detailed in its narrative cohesion and editing, United 93 is a noble tribute to the tragedy of 9/11."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"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."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"... left me feeling curiously unmoved and even slightly resentful."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"A flawed, but gripping well-crafted piece of drama..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"I can say that United 93 has been done well -- with intelligence, compassion, efficiency -- and yet still question whether it was worth doing."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Greengrass recreates the attacks on the World Trade Center utilizing existing news footage and it still retains the horror of that day. Despite knowing the ultimate outcome of this film, UNITED 93 is a harrowing and important film."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
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