The Great Train Robbery Reviews
January 11, 2021
The Great Train Robbery is a fluffy piece of entertainment, highlighted by Geoffrey Unsworth's moody cinematography of Victorian interiors, in all their musty splendor.
August 6, 2019
The Great Train Robbery is not a good adventure film and it's a shame because it could have been. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 7, 2019
The Great Train Robbery is elegant and stately. But it is a slow-moving story, when what we really want from a period thriller is a feeling for the excitement generated during the actual events.
January 7, 2019
The Great Train Robbery does, much like the 1975 source material, tend to get bogged down in the small details regarding the titular heist...
November 5, 2008
Crichton is after a giggly quality as if it's being told as a pub yarn, soaked in exaggeration and acute trickery to defeat impossible hurdles, while never far from redoubtable moral lesson.
November 5, 2008
An entertaining thriller that stumbles occasionally on overlong dialogue sequences.
July 30, 2008
Crichton's films drag in dialog bouts, but triumph when action takes over.
January 26, 2006
The characters stay largely undeveloped, while -- despite superficially peculiar features -- the robbery is stripped of the ingenious exposition of the novel.
May 9, 2005
he climactic heist of the gold, with Mr. Connery climbing atop the moving railroad cars, ducking under bridges just before a possible decapitation, is marvelous action footage that manages to be very funny as it takes your breath away.
May 3, 2005
Imbued with the spirit of the '60s and '70s counterculture.
October 23, 2004
Connery is one of the best light comedians in the movies, and has been ever since those long-ago days when he was James Bond.
January 27, 2004
The Great Train Robbery offers a peep into Victorian society with its strange sports, public hangings and high society rituals.
May 24, 2003
Amiable enough, but as heist films go this is well below average.