‘United 93’ is Turbulent and Disturbing—As It Should Be

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Often, when a film like writer/director Paul Greengrass’ ‘United 93’ achieves such commercial exposure, the American public feels overcome by the sudden need to be offended.
‘It’s too soon,’ it insists. ‘It’s too close, too real and too hard.’
But those are all affectations, claims to the kind of delicate sensibility that none of us really have anymore, but like to think we do. It’s ‘hard’ because it was hard. It’s ‘real’ because it was real. And it’s ‘close’ because even though four-and-a-half years have passed

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