Unstoppable is a pure thrill ride from beginning to end. Well-staged action, strong performances and great direction make it one of the most exciting films of the year.
| Original Score: 7/10
Like the train itself, Unstoppable moves a breakneck speed and delivers good, old fashioned fun.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Unstoppable is the sort of movie in which characters recite dialogue like 'we're not talking about a train, we're talking about a missile the size of The Chrysler Building'... an incredibly fun time at the cinema.
Director Tony Scott delivers in this exciting thrill ride.
| Original Score: 4.0/5
Scott proves once again that action movies don't need to be a headache-inducing, bright, loud, irritating experience, but instead can be something more when given the right treatment.
| Original Score: 3/4
The title, then, is probably referring to the human spirit. That's corny, but it works.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Despite Tony Scott managing to maintain his high-octane style, the relative simplicity of the plot gives Unstoppable a more intimate feel than his usual bombastic actioner
... As the train picks up speed, the movie does the same.
| Original Score: B+
Thunderous, metallic, ominous, screeching sound effects add to the sensory perception that you're watching a megaton monster barreling toward a dramatic showdown.
| Original Score: 3/5
Welcome to the Machismo Express.
Pretty heavy on cliches, but the simple fact that the film's one giant popcorn-infused action sequence should please most action fans.
| Original Score: 8/10
Scott subdues his more stylized tendencies to deliver the kind of meat-and-potatoes action thriller that might very well be watched and enjoyed by the heroic blue collar characters in this movie.
Unstoppable takes a simple premise and spins it into an entertaining film surging with pure energy.
| Original Score: B
Tony Scott's Unstoppable is, in a word, awesome.
Washington has these films down to a science by now, and it's fun to watch a consummate professional do his thing.
Just the ticket for fun at the movies, Unstoppable is a non-stop joy ride.
| Original Score: 4/5
This simple but effective man versus machine blockbuster signals a return to form for director Tony Scott.
(Director Tony) Scott is much better at building tension here than he was in 2009's so-average-it-hurt remake of The Taking of Pelham 123.
As they say about train wrecks, it's impossible to look away.
Highly accomplished, wholly predictable filmmaking with a monster of a runaway train as central protagonist.