Aug 182012
United 93 (2006): A Flight From Hell

A film about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Washington, D.C., could so easily turn into a shlocky exhibition of emotion. Paul Greengrass’s United 93 never succumbs to this temptation. From boarding to crash landing, it’s a harrowingly realistic account of the heroic passenger plot that foiled the hijacking of the eponymous flight and prevented it from destroying its intended target, the U.S. Capitol Building. Yet even more remarkable than its intensity is that the film conveys the human side of the disaster without stooping to mawkishness or chauvinism.

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