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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Far from being exploitive, the effect is inspiring: This is the best of us. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's just nothing artful about it, and it's Greengrass who deserves the credit. These nonactors don't act the way most people do when playing themselves. They act the way people do when they're being themselves. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An unflinching, powerfully visceral and haunting portrait of the tragic events aboard one of the terrorist-commandeered flights on the fateful morning of Sept. 11, 2001. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Quite remarkably, though, its clear-eyed view of an unprecedented American tragedy leaves us with emotions that audiences of those earlier days would readily recognize -- love of country, bottomless grief, an appreciation of life's preciousness and fragility. A film that can do this and also teach is to be cherished. And seen. It's time. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's Greengrass' way of asking a question that looms large in these post-9/11 days: Are we all praying to the same God, or is one man's God better than another, and one man's God vastly more terrifying? show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    I wouldn't recommend the movie to anyone, but if the families of the victims take something positive from it, as their cooperation with Greengrass suggests they do, that's justification enough. show more

  • 100
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Greengrass has made not only a thoroughly fact-checked film but a film that uncontrovertibly comes from the heart. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a masterful and heartbreaking film, and it does honor to the memory of the victims. show more

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    The superb United 93, from the British writer-director Paul Greengrass, does not waste time defining the undefinable. Nor does it strain for poetry when, with this story, prose is enough. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    One of the most harrowing, viscerally upsetting films ever made. show more

  • September 08, 2008 QueenofWilton
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    I am absolutely furious that this man would assume that ANYONE in this country would think that it was even possible for such an occurence as 911 would happen to this country and that ANYONE is to blame? Maybe we were complacent, maybe a bit too comfortable, but you cannot tell me that anyone living in this country, including our FAA and Government would let this happen, on purpose? As much as I have an issue with how our country is run, I don't think that anyone with any type of hierachy would say "oh, let's cover our ass and not warn anyone". I don't know where you were when this horrific, murderous treatment of human beings were, I remember. I though it was a trailor for a movie or something out of the 60's where they tried to make you believe it was true. Not one of us ever thought our country, our USA, would be the recipient of such horrendous behavior. I'm sick about this incident, this is the first time I've seen this movie, I have my reasons.....

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