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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Reviews

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June 18, 2018
This is a good remake. Is it as good as the original- depends really on which one you see first. But Travolta is menacing, and the film never outstays its welcome. (Taking of Pelham 123 is a good watch if you like fast paced films).
½ June 10, 2018
A bad copy of the original one..The only good thing here, is watching Travolta playing the bad part..
June 7, 2018
This is a good remake. Is it as good as the original- depends really on which one you see first. But Travolta is menacing, and the film never outstays its welcome. (Taking of Pelham 123 is a good watch if you like fast paced films).
½ February 25, 2018
Tony Scott's penultimate movie is also his most underrated gem. An understated every man performance from Denzel and an over the top, maniac turn for Travolta coupled with Scott's kinetic camera angles/movement and editing make this one of the better and re-watchable remakes out there, in my opinion. It doesn't quite reach the streamlined efficiency of the original but this is still a solid and unpredictable thriller right up to the last ten minutes where it unfortunately slips into action movie cliché territory. Your suspension of disbelief is really going to have to work overtime for it to not stick out like a sore thumb from the relatively realistic tone the movie tries to establish in the first 2/3 of the movie. Still a kick ass thriller worth a watch on a rainy afternoon.
January 30, 2018
Could potentially say it was a slow burner, but it was surprisingly exciting with a top cast. Recommended.
January 27, 2018
This was two movies in one. An exciting psycho drama and a lame ripoff of Fast and Furious. Every time the drama built, it was interrupted by needles footage of police vehicles speeding through NY streets. And why did travolta's character jeopardize his getaway lugging 3 heavy duffel bags of money when he made a $300 million profit in the stock market. And why did denzel's chase down the bad guy even though the hostages were no longer in danger? The direction was humorously bad.
½ October 11, 2017
Denzel and Travolta both put in strong performances and the film is very tense. Parts can be hard to get through because of Scott's pacing, but if you can get past that, you're in for an enjoyable thriller.
August 30, 2017
Nicely updated and a very nail biting, enjoyable thriller. Denzel always delivers and Travolta usually does a good bad guy. Good watch.
½ August 22, 2017
Pretty Goo Movie, Although Slightly Boring. John Travolta & Denzel Washington Did Their Best With The Bland Script. The Movie Kept My Attention Though! It's Not As Bad As The Other Reviews Claim, Trust Me.
½ August 21, 2017
Watchable and definitely one you could kerp for future viewing!
May 31, 2017
The Taking of Pelham 123 feels melodramatic instead of tense. The stakes don't feel real.
½ March 16, 2017
Solid remake. Scott's usual frantic direction of a little misplaced here, but the drama is played up well. I liked some of the additions to the plot in this version...
January 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ December 9, 2016
It's an excellent thriller. Intense and with some cleverness lying underneath it. The director has some strange quirks that are unbecoming, but all around solid.
August 27, 2016
Typical Hollywood formulaic garbage. Really smart bad guy vs. good guy who is a train conductor, stunt driver, gun specialist, and has a heart of gold.
August 18, 2016
It's a rare occasion when a remake is as good as the original. Such is the case here.
½ July 25, 2016
Not as good a the original but still has its moments. Directed at a fast pace. The story line is entertaining. The casting was strong with some over acting by Travolta. Some parts of the movie were updated well. The personal drama between Travolta and Washington got weird. Maybe, that was the directors goal. Worth watching 2 and half stars.
½ July 19, 2016
Did anyone - and I mean ANYONE - involved in the production of this movie care about it? At all? I know I didn't.
½ June 30, 2016
Not a patch on the original but entertaining none the less.
March 25, 2016
The resolution is terrible. The hero doesn't really do anything. He's not a man of any action - just pushed around the ring by other forces.
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