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Flight 93

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

comedy, romance

Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9/11 terrorist attack.

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common sense

ON for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
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3 out of 5

Tense made-for-TV movie about Sept.11 skyjacking.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is not the theatrical United 93 motion picture but a less-hyped cable-TV movie telling the same story of the ill-fated but heroic passengers of a September 11 plane commandeered by terrorists. Unlike the other film, this does not drop F-bombs of mass destruction, but there is still considerable intensity and tragedy, especially in the passengers and their families realizing that death is inevitable. There is some violence, as the terrorists take over the aircraft with knives and threats of a bomb.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the way that the passengers, even in the dawning realization that there was no escape, rallied and thwarted the terrorists' goal of dropping Flight 93 on Washington D.C. This is a complex and loaded topic, dealing with self-sacrifice and mortality; expect kids to have a lot of questions. Ask teens with memories of September 11 and the wall-to-wall news coverage whether they thought this story needed to be told, and whether it satisfied anything they did not know or feel before. With older and more movie-savvy kids, you can talk about how the movie compared with other, vintage movies about real-life military attacks on the innocent, from flag-waving propaganda movies after Pearl Harbor to a spate of celebratory TV movies in the '70s after Israeli troops successfully freed terrorist hostages at Entebbe Airport. On another level, this movie and its theatrical twin are not like those at all. Does that make them more successful as tributes, or just another form of propaganda?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Flight 93 is most certainly destined to be overshadowed by United 93, but this should not diminish what Markle and company have done here.

- David Cornelius,, Saturday, June 3, 2006

Fresh: Apesar de se entregar ao melodrama em um ou outro momento, de modo geral consegue manter o foco da narrativa e conferir um tom de verossimilhana aos acontecimentos.

- Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The film is put together for us to watch what happens, not to participate with them.

- Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall, Saturday, July 15, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A good film that relives the events of the flight 93.

- Deano78, Sunday, September 6, 2009

4 stars

Done super-well. A better movie then United 93, especially, if your looking more into the effect on our lives, or family members lifes, rather then just the timelined events.

- bhobbs1985, Tuesday, July 10, 2007

4 stars

I thought this was a hell of alot better then united 93, which subsequently was released at the same time, I found this version way more intense.

- leekyle1968, Friday, July 25, 2008