- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Press embargo rules confine me from writing anything at length about “United 93“, so let me just say: I’ve seen it, and it was possibly the most alternately chilling and moving 90 minutes I’ve ever spent in a movie theater. My eyes watered and my stomach butterflied throughout. It’s a staggering piece of art in its own right, as well as a fitting tribute to the heroes who quite literally saved the building that houses the heart of the republic, not to mention hundreds (maybe thousands) of lives.

The director, Paul Greengrass, got everything right: the noxious, nihilistic piety of the killers; the nerve centers of our civilian and military airspace authorities - collectively, the institutional sleeping giant that took so long to organize itself in the face of attack; the heartbreaking goodbye telephone calls from the passengers; and finally the great American gutsiness of the men who overtook the plane.

The movie (whose controversial trailer can be found here) comes out April 28.

See it.

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