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Runaway Train Reviews

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January 2, 2016
A terrific mix of tightly coiled action and psychoanalysis that has no place in a genre film from the '80s, but works splendidly regardless.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 7, 2014
A thunderous proto-Speed with exploitation trappings, it also works as an existential art movie with a serious director and a dusted-off Akira Kurosawa script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2011
A gripping action thriller that's also extremely well acted by Jon Voight and Eric Roberts in Oscar-nominated performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 1, 2009
While RUNAWAY TRAIN does balance action and philosophy quite neatly it's still intriguing to wonder how differently Kurosawa would have handled it
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March 26, 2009
Wrenchingly intense and brutally powerful, Andrei Konchalovsky's film rates as a most exciting action epic and is fundamentally serious enough to work strongly on numerous levels.
March 2, 2008
Highly unusual drama with single premise: survive the runaway train. A metaphor for us all.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2006
Somehow one leaves aside the blatant implausibilities, the coincidences, even Eric Roberts, and takes great pleasure in a breakneck ride to the end of the line.
May 12, 2005
You'll be on the edge of your seat....until it stops
| Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2004
Gets derailed by a mediocre screenplay.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
July 4, 2004
A real horror: heavy-handed, stupidly gruesome, as claustrophobic as its train cars and prison cells.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2003
O vilão é caricato demais, mas Eric Roberts e Jon Voight têm boas atuações. Alguns momentos são eletrizantes, mas outros, apenas bobos.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
Dominated by a massive performance from Voight, this is a cracking action movie that stays on track to the end of the line, en route turning its monstrous protagonist into a brutal anti-hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 20, 2003
The nihilism and the vicious intensity of Mr. Voight's performance here are entirely different from anything else he has done on screen; it's a shame those qualities emerge in such a vigorous but disjointed film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2003
A great, suspenseful film from director Andrei Konchalovsky before he went Hollywood and on to junk like Tango and Cash.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 16, 2002
Totally ridiculous (and based on the work of Akira Kurosawa!) but very exciting.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Runaway Train is a reminder that the great adventures are great because they happen to people we care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Runaway Train belongs to a rare genre: the intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 5, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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