Silver Streak Reviews
Less of a comedy than other Wilder/Pryor ventures, practically relies solely on Pryor to inject humour and he doesn't show up until halfway through. Nonetheless its 'murder on a train' premise represents the best written story out of the 3 Wilder/Pryor films I've watched and it probably would have been more of an entertaining adventure if it wasn't for the outdated action and racial jokes.
Overall, reasonably entertaining, with flashes of hilarity and periods of dullness and silliness.
The hilarious parts usually involve Richard Pryor, though Gene Wilder has his moments too. Good support from Jill Clayburgh, who provides the romantic interest.
Supporting cast includes Ned Beatty and Patrick McGoohan, both of whom put in decent performances. Richard Kiel is very noticeable as the henchman. His next role was as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Mediocre film, until Pryor makes his appearance.