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United 93 (2006)



Critic Consensus: Potent and sobering, United 93 treats the subject matter with respect, never resorting to Hollywood aggrandizement.

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This is the story of the takeoff and hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 by terrorists, the discovery by passengers with cell phones that other hijacked planes had been steered into the World Trade Center towers, and the realization that their plane was being steered toward Washington D.C.

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Olivia Thirlby
as Nicole Carol Miller
Cheyenne Jackson
as Mark Bingham
Becky London
as Jean Peterson
Chip Zien
as Mark Rothenberg
Ben Sliney
as Himself
Leigh Zimmerman
as Christine Snyder
Denny Dillon
as Colleen Fraser
Chloe Sirene
as Honor Wainio
Christian Clemenson
as Thomas Burnett
Major James Fox
as Major James Fox
Corey Johnson
as Louis Nacke
Daniel Sauli
as Richard Guadagno
J.J. Johnson
as Capt. Jason Dahl
Gary Commock
as First Officer Leroy Homer Jr.
Polly Adams
as Deborah Welsh
Opal Alladin
as CeeCee Lyles
Starla Benford
as Wanda Anita Green
Trish Gates
as Sandra Bradshaw
Nancy McDoniel
as Lorraine Bay
Khalid Abdalla
as Ziad Jarrah
Lewis Alsamari
as Saeed al Ghamdi
Omar Berdouni
as Ahmed al Haznawi
Jamie Harding
as Ahmed al Nami
David Alan Basche
as Todd Beamer
Richard Bekins
as William Joseph Cashman
Susan Blommaert
as Jane Folger
Ray Charleson
as Joseph DeLuca
Liza Colon-Zayas
as Waleska Martinez
Lorna Dallas
as Linda Gronlund
Trieste Kelly Dunn
as Deora Frances Bodley
Kate Jennings Grant
as Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas
Peter Hermann
as Jeremy Glick
Tara Hugo
as Kristin White Gould
Marceline Hugot
as Georgine Rose Corrigan
Joe Jamrog
as John Talignani
Masato Kamo
as Toshiya Kuge
Peter Marinker
as Andrew Garcia
Jodie Lynne McClintock
as Marion R. Britton
Libby Morris
as Hilda Marcin
Tom O'Rourke
as Donald Peterson
Simon Poland
as Alan Anthony Beaven
David Rasche
as Donald Freeman Greene
Erich Redman
as Christian Adams
Michael J. Reynolds
as Patrick Joseph Driscoll
John Rothman
as Edward P. Felt
Rebecca Schull
as Patricia Cushing
Tony Smith
as Himself
Patrick St. Esprit
as Major Kevin Nasypany
Gregg Henry
as Colonel Robert Marr
James Fox
as Himself
Shawna Fox
as Herself
Rick Tepper
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for United 93

All Critics (212) | Top Critics (58)

The film pulls you into its world, turns you a passive participant. You can feel the desperation of the passengers and as they run to the cockpit...

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What might be therapeutic for the families is not perhaps meant for public consumption. After all, few things are more private than the last minutes of a life.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

This is first-rate, visceral filmmaking: taut, watchful, free of false histrionics, as observant of the fear in the young terrorists' eyes as the hysteria in the passenger cabin, and smart enough to know this material doesn't need to be sensationalized.

November 1, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Greengrass takes pains to keep events believable and relatively unrhetorical, rejecting entertainment for the sake of sober reflection, though one has to ask how edifying this is apart from its reduction of the standard myths.

December 26, 2006

Impossible to recommend as a great Friday night out, yet agonisingly vital as thought-urging cinema.

November 4, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

United 93 terrifyingly conveys the nature of the threat facing the world today and poignantly conveys onscreen the decision by a few brave individuals to fight back.

September 28, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for United 93

For any American around during the events of 9/11 this is a tragically reminiscent film of that day. Very simple in its execution, and heart wrenching to watch, "United 93" tells the story, in real time, of the American heroes who felled flight 93, United Airlines. The action that takes place on the plane feels very real, the tension brought on by the terrorists feels consequential and terrifying, and it's quite sad to see these people say goodbye to their loved ones, and try to take control of their situation. Going in I didn't believe it was a great idea for this film to be made, especially only five years after the events. After watching this I felt severe empathy, and a form of essential patriotism that I hadn't expected, but was easy to sense. At the end, watching the amazing bravery of these people, who diverted a plane that would have taken so many lives, it's inspiring, and honestly it made me cry. Definitely a tearjerker, but for all the right reasons, I highly recommend this film to those who have reservations about watching it.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


out of all the things you could pick to make money off of, you chose this???

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

While we can never be sure what exactly happened aboard this flight, the sober, realistic mood of this film paints a believable, appropriate portrait of the events. The film manages to stay concise and gripping, never seeming too long or too dull.

Jay Hutchinson
Jay Hutchinson

Super Reviewer

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