The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Reviews

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April 1, 2020
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a magical film that transports you to a living, breathing New York in 1974. It tells a thrilling, cold, and often funny tale.
October 30, 2019
But even [Denzel] Washington, mighty as he is, can't shoulder the burden of [Tony] Scott's haphazard direction, punctuated with edits so fast that, at times, it's like watching the film through an old-fashioned zoetrope.
June 6, 2019
A crackerjack, popcorn-munching thriller, an enjoyably wacky piece of summer fluff entertainment that holds on for two hours but lets go in the home stretch and fails to leave a strong impression.
October 26, 2018
Carried the whole load on his back, he did! Denzel Washington, American hero! Now somebody reward him with a good film!
August 30, 2018
This is pointless, redundant, irrelevant film remaking, in which nothing of weight is ever at stake, and no relationships are ever formed.
January 17, 2018
The original film was far superior and will be remembered in years to come while the current remake will soon be forgotten.
January 2, 2018
Hauling their luxurious backstories like matching trailers, hero and villain face off with what seems like contractual symmetry.
November 16, 2017
Clearly, this isn't about crime and it isn't about terror; it isn't even about the's about being fed up with the quintessential American city.
September 12, 2017
Overall a good movie, good performances, got your adrenaline going.
June 22, 2013
It's funny how Scott's trademark blurry quick-cutting - once considered so cutting edge - feels so dated now.
May 15, 2012
A professionally mounted genre exercise which tries to please both thriller and social drama crowds, and suffers mightily as a result.
February 18, 2012
February 11, 2012
You're so busy enjoying the sound and picture quality that you're inclined to forgive the film's missteps.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 29, 2011
Thunderous, metallic, ominous, screeching sound effects add to the sensory perception that you're watching a megaton monster barreling toward a dramatic showdown.
August 26, 2011
Veteran directorial fireball-hurler Tony Scott (Deja Vu, Top Gun) messes it up, as usual.
April 4, 2011
March 21, 2011
This sort of thing by design devolves into two guys talking on a phone, which if it's got any chance of working requires strong actors to bring their characters to life. Which is probably where Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 succeeds best.
January 26, 2011
A valiant effort, but ultimately Pelham feels like little more than Washington's latest star vehicle, bound for Netflix after a short summer run.
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