The harrowing tale of the hijacking of Untied Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, is brought to the screen with unprecedented realism by writer and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, Bloody Sunday). Four planes that day were hijacked by terrorists but one, Fight 93, never reached its target because of the heroism of the passengers on board; attacking the hijackers and almost regaining control of the plane before it plummeted into the ground. The half-hour delay on the runway before take-off enabled the passengers and crew to receive news of the World Trade Centre and Pentagon disasters. When they called their loved ones, and realised what their fate was to be, they took the fight to the terrorists. One of the leanest films released in years, United 93 carries no fat around its waist and Greengrass couldn't have told this story any better than he did.