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Runaway Train Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
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
Emanuel Levy
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+
Shane Burridge
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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Variety Staff
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.
Steve Crum
March 2, 2008
Highly unusual drama with single premise: survive the runaway train. A metaphor for us all.
| Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Emanuel Levy
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
May 12, 2005
You'll be on the edge of your seat....until it stops
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 16, 2003
A great, suspenseful film from director Andrei Konchalovsky before he went Hollywood and on to junk like Tango and Cash.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
December 16, 2002
Totally ridiculous (and based on the work of Akira Kurosawa!) but very exciting.
| Original Score: 4/5
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