The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Reviews

October 3, 2018
The large, well-characterized cast is ably headed by Walter Matthau, whose wonderfully weary sense of irony is perfect.
August 27, 2018
Taps into viewers' paranoia over a decrepit, vulnerable infrastructure and then provides bitter laughs and a harrowing catharsis.
April 29, 2018
What's good about Pelham's example of the form is that the performances are allowed enough leeway so that we care about the people not the plot mechanics. And what could have been formula trash turns out to be fairly classy trash, after all.
June 10, 2009
The original version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was made 35 years ago, yet it retains a quality of cool that will remain long after people have forgotten the current version.
March 4, 2008
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a good action caper about a subway car heist under the streets of Manhattan.
March 4, 2008
Superior exercise in urban paranoia; the superb location work of director Joseph Sargent goes a long way toward tempering the artificialities of the plot.
February 9, 2006
The film retains a fascination.
August 26, 2003
Darkened encounters with the ghost of Abe Beame don't come more giddily thrilling.
May 21, 2003
It's the only action picture I've seen this year that has a rousing plot.