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Runaway Train Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2004
Gets derailed by a mediocre screenplay.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 19, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 4, 2004
A real horror: heavy-handed, stupidly gruesome, as claustrophobic as its train cars and prison cells.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The nihilism and the vicious intensity of Mr. Voight's performance here are entirely different from anything else he has done on screen; it's a shame those qualities emerge in such a vigorous but disjointed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Runaway Train is a reminder that the great adventures are great because they happen to people we care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Runaway Train belongs to a rare genre: the intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 12, 2005
You'll be on the edge of your seat....until it stops
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 2, 2016
A terrific mix of tightly coiled action and psychoanalysis that has no place in a genre film from the '80s, but works splendidly regardless.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Wrenchingly intense and brutally powerful, Andrei Konchalovsky's film rates as a most exciting action epic and is fundamentally serious enough to work strongly on numerous levels.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 16, 2002
Totally ridiculous (and based on the work of Akira Kurosawa!) but very exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Somehow one leaves aside the blatant implausibilities, the coincidences, even Eric Roberts, and takes great pleasure in a breakneck ride to the end of the line.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
O vilão é caricato demais, mas Eric Roberts e Jon Voight têm boas atuações. Alguns momentos são eletrizantes, mas outros, apenas bobos.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 1, 2009
While RUNAWAY TRAIN does balance action and philosophy quite neatly it's still intriguing to wonder how differently Kurosawa would have handled it
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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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