Monday 5 June 2006

United 93 (2006) - ickleReview (cinema)

Paul Greengrass recreation of the United Airlines flight that crashed in Pennsylvania on 11 September 2001. Tension builds slowly cutting between the hijacked plane and air traffic control centres. Tremendously exhausting to watch, but very well done. The scene of the storming of the cockpit by the passengers is particularly well shot with shaky hand-held cameras. Greengrass really captures the panic and confusion caused on the ground and in the air. It already felt like you were watching a film with the live news coverage on the day. Greengrass makes you feel like you're an eyewitness. There's no bullshitting character development. Most of them remain strangers without backstories.

Nugget: a tasteful and important film.