WTC was truly terrible, but United 93 transcended all of the cliches and turned out to be a shattering masterpiece, the first half an ultra-realistic faux documentary showing the air traffic controller horrified reactions to the worsening terror from the skies, the second half a heart-wrenching portrayal of people forced to face a certain imminent death, and who choose to rage against the dying of the light. ***** 5
A must see and the most astonishing film ever filmed. As close to reality as any filmmaker will ever take us. Paul Greengrass deserved the Oscar for Best Director for just tackling this subject. He did those people honor and respect by showing us how they died for there country and families. A film that must be recognized and seen by all who live in the post 9/11 era!
A movie made out of speculation. In short: Crap. Doesn't contribute anything about why the USA lost all it's values of democracy after the events and still sits ass deep into medieval measured on other westerns societies at the moment. Torture prisons around the globe, Guantanamo, etc.
Excellent film, managing to be both an insular retelling of the doomed flight and a fascinating glimpse at the inertia of organizations, and how difficult it is for bureaucracies to engage against pure visceral hate.
Not sure how it is an insult to the victims at all. It is what it is, and it's incredibly powerful.
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