United 93
United 93 (2006)

This is the story of the takeoff and hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 by terrorists, the discovery by passengers with cell phones that other hijacked planes had been steered into the World Trade Center towers, and the realization that… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 28, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Potent and sobering, United 93 treats the subject matter with respect, never resorting to Hollywood aggrandizement.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Even the undeniable heroism of the passengers on United 93 doesn't edify as it should.

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Victoria Segal
New Statesman

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

... this is a picture we all must see.

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Daniel Mendelsohn
The New York Review of Books

All that United 93 can tell us. . .is that many people are brave and some people are dastardly.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

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.

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Dana Stevens

... left me feeling curiously unmoved and even slightly resentful.

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

It's a difficult and upsetting experience but a worthwhile one, which will linger in your mind long after the film ends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
For any American around during the events of 9/11 this is a tragically reminiscent film of that day. Very simple in its execution, and heart wrenching to watch,… More
Melvin White
Thomas E. Burnett, Jr.: We have to do something, they are not going to land this plane. "United they stood." United 93 tells the story of the one… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
out of all the things you could pick to make money off of, you chose this???
paul oh
Strong and powerful, the film pays a strong tribute to those on 9/11.
Jay Hutchinson
While we can never be sure what exactly happened aboard this flight, the sober, realistic mood of this film paints a believable, appropriate portrait of the… More
Eric Alvarez
Sad, sad, sad, and sad because these events really happened on one of the most terrifying days in American history. I love films that grab a hold of your mind… More