Money Train Reviews
Brian Lowry of Variety wrote that it "bounces along with a lame script and inconsistent pace". Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, "More viscerally charged than Speed and hipper than Die Hard With a Vengeance, the movie is a careening, screeching joyride that showers sparks like fireworks." Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Examiner called it "a cut above the usual" buddy cop film due to the stars' chemistry and its well-crafted action scenes. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times described it as "a by-the-numbers action-buddy picture" that is "an acceptable if undemanding venture". Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly rated it D+ and called it "a big, noisy headache of a movie." Hal Hinson of The Washington Post called it a feeble and clichéd buddy film. In addition to its poor reviews, the film was vilified for its portrayal of a man robbing a ticket booth by running a rubber tube around the bulletproof partition and dousing the attendant with an unknown flammable liquid, then threatening to set them on fire. Two days after the film opened, two men poured petrol over a ticket booth on the Brooklyn subway and set it alight in an incident similar to the one depicted in the film. The booth attendant was burned and later died of his injuries. Consequently New York subway workers called for a boycott of the film and the removal of all the posters from every station. Republican senator Bob Dole quickly came out in support of them. Columbia Pictures refused to bow to their demands.
By putting together Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson yet again after their success with "White Men Can't Jump" (1992) I reckon Columbia Pictures thought they would easily have a hit on their hands since there is some sort of chemistry between the two. However, "Money Train" is a pretty standard and average buddy buddy cop film with a quite silly main plot, but with a bit more interesting side plots like the hunt for The Torch played by Chris Cooper. The problem is as well that there´s so many bits and pieces that just makes no sense or are actually believeable and the pacing leaves a lot to wish for. The action formula has its moments, but it´s tiring as well at times. Lopez is just a love interest that causes issues between John and Charlie and the whole setup feels so forced and ridiculous. She hasn´t much to work with. While Robert Blake is as sociopathic as ever in his role. This can stay in the 1 dollar bin.
It's maybe a heist movie? Or a stock 90s griper on New York big money? Or perhaps it's just a movie about J-Lo getting her boobies out. Who even knows anymore?
Ce film d'action manque d'action clairement, tout ca est bien trop mou.
Pas le meilleur de Snipes, loin de la.
Woodley Harrison has a crazy idea of robbing the Money Train after his gambling debts spiral out of control