The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Reviews

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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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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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 4, 2008
Superior exercise in urban paranoia; the superb location work of director Joseph Sargent goes a long way toward tempering the artificialities of the plot.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film retains a fascination.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
August 26, 2003
Darkened encounters with the ghost of Abe Beame don't come more giddily thrilling.
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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