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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 18, 2004
Shaw at his best and an obvious influence on "Reservoir Dogs."
| Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 8, 2009
One of the decade's great defenses of New York
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Little-known gem of a '70s New York crime thriller is near perfect to begin with, and even better on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 4, 2008
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a good action caper about a subway car heist under the streets of Manhattan.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
June 14, 2009
Surly humor powers the movie as much as the ticking-clock premise does.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 12, 2009
This is gritty, entertaining 1970s filmmaking at its finest.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film retains a fascination.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 1, 2005
A kvetchy slice of urban paranoia life tale that's a precious little jewel.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 10, 2006
Trama interessante, boas atuações e diálogos excelentes fazem com que este filme mereça ser redescoberto pelas platéias atuais.
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
June 8, 2009
An archeological specimen from nearly two decades before the advent of the Metrocard
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
November 12, 2005
Exciting and very funny with a knowingly cynical sense of humor.
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 25, 2006
Excellent little thriller
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 26, 2004
Taut crime drama, almost documentary in presentation.
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
A great thriller set in the bowels of the New York City subway system. It's influence on contemporary films has yet to be fully appreciated.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 21, 2003
It's the only action picture I've seen this year that has a rousing plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 10, 2009
The original version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was made 35 years ago, yet it retains a quality of cool that will remain long after people have forgotten the current version.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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