Wednesday, October 16, 2013

United 93 (2006)

Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer:    Paul Greengrass
Cast:       David Alan Basche, Khalid Abdalla, Chrisitian Clemenson 

Real time account of what could have happened on United Flight 93, the only one which failed to reach the target among the 9-11 hijacked planes and crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Many of the air traffic control ground-staff are played by real people and the documentary style in which the film is made is perfect. No well known actors play any of the roles which makes it all the more real with no silly back stories given to any of the characters. The passengers behave as they should and they don't even know each others name as they try to get control of the plane. No patriotic bullshit is given as they are shown to act purely on survival instincts. The terrorists are also portrayed very well and the emotional state they are going through is shown without demonizing them. A gripping watch even if you know how it is gonna end.

Rating: 5/5