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.
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.
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 heist...it's about being fed up with the quintessential American city.
September 12, 2017
Overall a good movie, good performances, got your adrenaline going.
February 18, 2012
November 18, 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.
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.
November 13, 2010
The fourth (and least effective) collaboration between Denzel Washington and Tony Scott...
January 17, 2010
When logic subsides, as alas it does, it is the sheer force of Washington's intensity and Travolta's élan that keeps the film on, ahem, track
August 31, 2009
If the trademark Scott gloss serves as a superficial hook, his also-adept manner of building tension and suspense then keeps one interested.
August 27, 2009
If you're not feeling too cerebral Tony Scott's action movie set pieces are pretty good -- also silly sometimes -- but they're more than enough to fill in time between the lines of clichéd dialogue.
August 26, 2009
If you've never seen the original, the new Taking of Pelham 123 will probably come across as an okay thriller, but if you have seen the original it's clear evidence as to why the movies aren't as good as they used to be.
August 26, 2009
Mechanical and unspirited, this is just another goddam remake, as they might say in the Big Apple.
August 26, 2009
When all is said and done, The Taking of Pelham 123 is a reliable, if unremarkable thriller that delivers what it must, and doesn't waste a moment doing so.
August 23, 2009
Ultimately, this is not a great train-robbery film -- but hey, in the whole scheme of things, it's not a bad one, either.
August 21, 2009
Stays on track as an entertaining-enough suspense thriller featuring fine performances by Denzel Washington, John Travolta and James Gandolfini.
August 20, 2009
Made with all the sinewy economy and storytelling clarity honed by making lots of high end TV commercials, Tony Scott pumps contempo energy and visual style into this classic good story
August 20, 2009
It is all about star power and screen charisma with Washington and Travolta making formidable adversaries, whether on screen together or at opposing ends of the microphone.
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