On this the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 I am reposting my review of the powerful film of that day.
United We Stand
The highest achievement in cinema is when a film transcends the medium and is experienced rather than simply seen. United 93 joins the very short list of films, most recently Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryanwhere viewers emotionally experience the event rather than simply watch the retelling. These films allowed viewers to simulate in the slightest of ways what it was like to be a victim of the holocaust or a soldier hitting the D-Day beaches. Through masterful direction, realistic and straightforward dialogue, and a passion for telling, not dramatizing, a story that must be told, viewers truly become involved in the story. Writer / director Paul Greengrass uses these elements…
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