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Runaway Train Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Gets derailed by a mediocre screenplay.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

January 19, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

A real horror: heavy-handed, stupidly gruesome, as claustrophobic as its train cars and prison cells.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 4, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

May 23, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Runaway Train is a reminder that the great adventures are great because they happen to people we care about.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Runaway Train belongs to a rare genre: the intelligent thriller.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Rocchi
Netflix

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

You'll be on the edge of your seat....until it stops

| Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Variety Staff
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Totally ridiculous (and based on the work of Akira Kurosawa!) but very exciting.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2002
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

July 25, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2003
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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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September 1, 2009
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK

A thunderous proto-Speed with exploitation trappings, it also works as an existential art movie with a serious director and a dusted-off Akira Kurosawa script.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2014
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