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Runaway Train Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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