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United 93 (Widescreen Edition)
United 93
Widescreen Edition
Actors: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson, Gary Commock
Director: Paul Greengrass
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2006     1hr 51min

A defining day in our history. It's an event that shook the world. Honest, unflinching and profoundly moving, United 93 tells the unforgettable story of the heroic passengers and crew members who prevented the terrorists f...  more »

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Actors: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson, Gary Commock
Director: Paul Greengrass
Creators: Paul Greengrass, Debra Hayward, Eric Fellner, Kate Solomon, Liza Chasin, Lloyd Levin, Mairi Bett
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/05/2006
Original Release Date: 04/28/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 04/28/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 51min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 29
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Virginia S. from MURRIETA, CA
Reviewed on 1/28/2012...
At times very difficult to watch however everyone should know what these souls had to go through. Send their families love & light and appreciate them & their sacrifices.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sarah C. (sassy16125) from GREENVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 12/12/2010...
This movie was very eye opening about the events that took place that sad sad day. Made me cry like a baby.
Steven H. (sehamilton) from BIRMINGHAM, AL
Reviewed on 11/3/2009...
I prefer this movie to Flight 93 because it does a better job of conveying the utter confusion surrounding the people involved. The lack of information, miscommunication, red-tape, all of is slowed down efforts that might otherwise have saved thousands of lives. While we will never know exactly what took place in the final moments of United 93's flight, the heroism depicted here is worthy of admiration. A movie to be proud of as an American.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

UNITED stands!
Kevin J. Loria | New Orleans, LA USA | 04/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"September 11th 2001, 4 planes were hijacked, 3 of them reached their targets, UNITED 93 is the story of the forth.

JFK said "We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth." After 9/11, many artists chose to respond to the horror and tragedy of the events in the way they knew best - through their craft. They drew their own line offering photographs, sculpture, paintings, poetry, and film that commemorate that day. Their work, good or bad, will forever be a part of those events. So timing and quality is important. At just under 5 years since the destruction of the Twin Towers in NYC, and the crash of United 93 in a Pennsylvania field, is the time right. Maybe, it will never be right. "the Flight of United 93," although approved by the familes of the passagers, might be a story not yet ready to be told, or more accurately it might be a story not ready to be heard and seen. With public opinion of the handling of the War down, maybe the time is right for a film that depicts the courageous actions of passengers on the fourth hijacked plane.

Director Paul Greengrass thoughtfully undertakes the unenviable task of telling this pivotal chapter in the events of that tragic day. Greengrass, director of THE BOURNE SUPREMACY shoots UNITED 93 almost virtually in realtime as all 40 passengers and crew gather the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 to board United's flight from Newark to San Francisco. Along with the 40, are 5 men planning to use the plane as a weapon against the U.S. Capitol. Once it "becomes clear" that a hijacking has occurred passengers begin to sneak mobile calls, saying their goodbyes, but also discovering that 2 planes have already been rammed into the World Trade Center, confirming their worst fears. The passengers see no other choice than to risk confronting the hijackers to gain control of the plane. Greengrass, along with his superb cast and crew, reconstruct the events from factual information gained from cell calls, flight recorders, the memories of families and ground controllers. Casting of mostly unknowns adds weight to the film, intensifying the haunting reality of the situation.

This is no TV movie of the week. It is urgent, edgy, moving and ultimately a fitting memorial for the heroic passengers of flight United 93.

Approved by the families of the passengers, a portion of proceeds goes to the FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL FUND The film was well received when it premiered at the Tribeca Film festival.

Rated R for language and scenes of terror and violence.
A film of true heroism
Mount_Olympus | above the delicatessan | 04/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At first I didn't think I could watch this film (a sneak preview), it was a horrendous day for everyone in the USA . At last, I prepared myself to watch United 93. This is a frightening reenactment of what could have happened on the airplane that didn't make it's intended attack on Washington DC. It has always been easy for me to sit thru a fictional horror film or thriller. Because we know it is make believe and it is for entertainment.This movie strikes a new chord on the human soul. I didn't think I could handle it. But I am glad I did choose to see it.There were people who thought this movie should not be released.
Let me assure you. You will not leave the film depressed. It is uplifting in a way. Because of the heroic actions of the Americans in the film. It makes you proud to be an American. I highly recommend seeing it. Even for the families of the people on the plane. The director turns each passenger into a hero. It won't be easy to watch. But you really shouldn't turn away from this film."
John J. Avery | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"devastating, deeply emotional experience. difficult to watch but very necessary. every american should see it, because as painful as it is, we must never forget. united 93 is for the most part seen from the point of view of the air traffic controllers, the miltary, and most dramatic of all, inside flight 93. and best of all, there is no political agenda whatsoever. but be forewarned, the final 15 minutes of the film are excruciating and heartbreaking to watch, especially when you hear the words "let's roll", you know what's coming. I realize there is some speculation as to what happened on board the flight, however I think this is an accurate account of what took place. I've been in audiences before at other films and heard a scattering of applause at the end. not so with united 93. most of the audience applauded, and it made my heart swell with pride to be an american, even amongst such tragedy. the spirit and resourcefulness of your average american on that doomed flight came through beautifully. not entertainment in the traditional sense but still a powerful, documentary-like film, 10 stars."