Tells the story of the people on United flight 93, one of the four hijacked planes on September 11, 2001, and how they foiled their hijackers' terrorist plot. — Genre: Feature Film-Drama — Rating: UN — Release Date: 1-SEP-200... more »6
Steve P. (Solarsurfer) from PACIFICA, CA Reviewed on 5/27/2013...
This is a Hollywood propaganda made-for-TV attempt at answering the citizen's questions about what happened on that plane. It leaves more questions than answers. Cell phone technology was not invented that could operate at 30,000 feet altitude, but we are expected to blindly accept this explanation without question. No thanks.
Andrea G. from STEPHENVILLE, TX Reviewed on 10/13/2011...
dvd was received in excellent condition. thank u
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AN INTENSE, EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED RE-EENACTMENT!
Steven Hancock | Winston Salem, NC United States | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Flight 93" is a riveting, powerful television film that recreates the events of that tragic September morning, as forty brave passengers banned together to re-take their hijacked plane from terrorists who are hell-bent on crashing it into either the White House or the Capitol Building. Outstanding performances, breathtaking visual effects, and exceptional storytelling fuel the film's powerful presentation of the price that was paid on 9/11. I highly recommend it! Movie/DVD Grade: A"
A completely different flight
David A. Baer | Indianapolis, IN USA | 09/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This fine A&E reenactment of one slice of the confusing events of September 11, 2001 succeeds in showing the combination of ad hoc citizen response and highly professional management that greeted the high-speed unfolding of those incomprehensible events.
The grippingly eerie music of the soundtrack frames the portraits of normalcy that open the film. Early on, we are shown the names of many of Flight 93's passengers when the camera focuses on the processing of their boarding passes by a Newark flight agent. From then on, we see them as real people who find themselves the protagonists of a seemingly unreal attack.
When it becomes clear that Flight 93 is 'obviously not planning on landing', the passengers - with the encouragement or acquiescence of grieving family on the ground - do what they have to do to 'regain control of the plane'.
Flight 93 suggests the possibility that orders were given - or would soon have been given - to take the flight down as it made its erratic way towards Washington. This reviewer - a frequent flyer - applauds discussion of this possibility and believes such action should be taken in the event we again find ourselves in this predicament.
Flight 93 is not an easy film to watch. Yet it is salutary to do so, for a moment to imagine the terror experienced by civilians caught in a war in the airspace above a peaceful land, to see that evil *and* fear coexist in the eyes of the people who do such things, and to remember that sometimes the most dire of circumstances squeeze heroism to the surface of quite ordinary lives."
A Stirring Tribute
Jeffrey T. Munson | Dixon, IL | 08/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On a bright September morning in 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked by Arab terrorists. Three of them were deliberately crashed into buildings; two into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon. The fourth airliner, United Airlines flight 93, was also scheduled to be flown into a building, possibly the White House or the Capitol building, but the heroic passengers aboard this flight fought back against the terrorists. Despite knowing that they were all going to die, these brave people banded together and managed to thwart the efforts of the terrorists.
The movie is shown through the eyes of the passengers of flight 93. Their flight begins normally, but once airborne, four Arab terrorists, who claim to have a bomb, succeed in breaking into the cockpit and taking control of the aircraft. The plane, originally bound for San Francisco, is turned around and is now heading east. The terrorists, armed whitn box cutters, have already killed one of the passengers and wounded several others. Some of the passengers, including Tom Burnett (Jeffrey Nordling) have begun making cell phone calls to their loved ones. It is during one of these that Burnett learns from his wife that the World Trade Center has been struck. Tom deduces that his plane is also intended to be used as a suicide plane to be flown into another building.
Some of the other passengers, including Mark Bingham (Ty Olsson), Todd Beamer (Brennan Elliott), and Jeremy Glick (Colin Glazer) develop a plan to charge the cockpit and overthrow the terrorists. In the meantime, Todd Beamer has called the Verizon center. The call is answered by Lisa Jefferson (Monnae Michaell). The conversation that transpires between the two strangers is both poignant and frightening, as Lisa is able to hear everything that is happening on the plane. Todd finally asks Lisa to recite the Lord's Prayer with him. Afterward, Todd utters the words that have become so famous to many; "Let's Roll".
Despite their heroic efforts, flight 93 crashed in a rural area in Pennsylvania, just 20 minutes away from the nation's capitol. The actions of these valiant passengers likely prevented the plane from reaching its intended target, widely thought to be the White House or the Capitol Building.
This excellent movie is a fitting tribute to those heroic passengers aboard flight 93. The acting is very good, and the story is retold with complete historical accuracy. Ty Olsson, Brennan Elliott, Colin Glazer, Jeffrey Nordling, Laura Mennell (Elizabeth Wainio), and April Telek (Lyz Glick) all give powerful and moving performances as the passengers and loved ones of flight 93. Also included in the film are actual communications between the passengers and their loved ones on the ground.
I highly recommend this heartbreaking and true story. Despite the numerous casualties suffered during the attacks of September 11, 2001, the toll would have undoubtedly been much higher if not for the efforts of these brave and unselfish people. This movie serves as a glowing tribute to those aboard the plane and their loved ones. Their selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten."
Enthralling. Extremely Emotional.
Jeffrey T. Munson | 08/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this film for the first time today. I'm going to be honest here. I have never cried so much in my life. It broke my heart seeing what these people actually went through (or pretty close to it). The phone calls home were almost unbearable to watch. I should have used tissue paper to wipe my tears because my shirt was practically soaked afterwards. Every year that goes by after 9/11 it seems that people get more and more desensitized. I agree that we must move on, but it saddens me that conspiracy videos about 9/11 have now been made and when I talk about 9/11 to my friends they act like it wasn't even a big deal. That devastates me. It is imperative that every American watches this movie to remind yourself of what happened on that horrific day 5 years ago, and to feel for the victims and their families that they left behind."
Very, Very Realistic, Nerve Recking, Very Intense!!(Not a sp
Danny Allford | 09/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie by mistake thinking it was United 93 and I'm glad I did. This is a totally different movie experience nobody should miss. It seemed more like a documentry that took place exactly as it was happening. This is not your typical hollywood film that gets mixed up with well known actors/actress and special effects. About halfway through the movie, I had to sit down on the floor to watch, wanting to bit my finger nails. The movie Godsend w/Robert De Niro gave a creppy experience that I can't describe. This movie gives an experience much similar but in a different way. It really made me feel every emotion the passengers felt. Did I mention how realistic this movie was!?!? A++++++++HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! RENT IT TODAY!!!!!!!"