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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Reviews

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May 7, 2019
The best thrilling movie ever made! With the best movie score ever composed!
March 2, 2019
The only version you need to see, ignore the various remakes.
March 1, 2019
Decent film with a thumping score; but I really wasn't sure about Matthau- often seen in comedies, he felt like a fish out of water here.
January 10, 2019
I like how they show in detail the different rules that the subway operator has to follow. I've never seen that in a movie. It's kind of funny how all the villains have the same look. That was a funny line, "Cuz I'll shoot your pee pee off". I love how New York it is. The lingo, the accents, and the raw unfiltered way of speaking and cursing. The real question is, Why would they hi jack a train? There's not really much out of doing that. There's got to be a good reasoning behind it.

This movie has a surprisingly good sense of humor. Like when those Japanese men ended up talking really good English at the end of the tour. Things started getting really interesting once they put those tubing on the train. The look the inspector gives at the end, priceless.

The movie doesn't take itself too seriously and takes a somewhat lighthearted approach at something very serious. Full of a whole bunch of New York attitude and wittiness, this movie rolled along pretty quick. Good movie.
November 4, 2018
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½ October 15, 2018
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three definitely has its standout, superbly conceived sequences plus it's very well acted and scored as well, but it's never as thrilling or as intense as it should have been owing to a sluggish pace, not enough action and an overly simplistic execution of an already very simple premise.
½ August 6, 2018
this is a remake of an older film made in the 1070s and judging by other reviews- an improvement. It is an intense ride and both Denzel Washington and John Travolta shine. The late Tony Scott excelled in making certain types of films and this is the kind of film that he was happiest making, as opposed to elder brother Ridley who tends to choose more cerebral fare. Taking of Pelham 123 is a ride you don't wanna miss. Go see it.
½ May 18, 2018
Besides being a complete adrenaline rush of gripping entertainment, it's a simultaneously focused character film with just flawless performances from Matthau and Shaw. The writing is tight, funny and never lets up or drags for a moment. Definitely one of the key heist movies of the 70s and perhaps all time.
April 3, 2018
One of my all-time favorites. Not least because it has Jerry STiller in a dramatic role.
½ November 5, 2017
I would never have stumbled on this film were it not for the countless remakes it has had since its 1974 original release.
It is a simple hijacking caper on a New York City subway train starring Walter Matthau as transit cop Lt. Zach Gaber and Robert Shaw as maniac henchman Bernard Ryder aka Blue.
Shaw is very much Red Grant off From Russia With Love (minus the blonde hair colour) rather than crazy fisherman Quint off Jaws.
The movie shows all the seventies grime of New York City and it's largest subway system in the world to boot!
The film features 17 hostages and a cast of various stereotypes along with some script writing that would never pass politically correct censorship today.
A big thing is constantly made by the mayor and police of the $1million ransom demand as if it is going to bankrupt the city! Haven't they realised that after inflation it looks relatively good value today!
The cat and mouse games between Matthau and Shaw are a highlight. Two great actors.
The look on both their faces. Matthau in the final frame and Shaw after electrocuting himself on the live third line are great freeze frames.
Films just aren't made as enjoyable as this any more. Oh and no CGI in sight.
½ August 18, 2017
Very 70's NYC. But unfortunately boring, and without any twists.
½ March 16, 2017
Some great tension is piled on, which is relieved by bits of humor from the cast. I love the claustrophobic setting, also how it's such a time capsule of 70s New York.
January 6, 2017
Better than the remake. Well worth a watch
½ January 1, 2017
That sneeze in the end...
½ November 8, 2016
Coisa fina! Que elenco foda. No final parece que "atropela" (hehe) um pouquinho, mas é filmaço demais.
September 3, 2016
This is a classic 1970s New York City thriller. The colour based names of the assembled gang of crooks isn't the only idea Quentin Tarantino has been inspired by. The balance of quick witty dialogue and sometimes violent and gritty action perfectly compliment a clever and well planned plot. 95/100
September 2, 2016
Probably one of the best heist movies and New York films ever made. The score is also pretty bombastic and unbelievably nuts. And one of the best endings I've ever seen.
August 18, 2016
Well done action - mystery takes it's time but is well worth it. Great cast.
½ July 24, 2016
Very suspenseful. Robert Shaw nails it, and Walter Matthau does a great job. The language is shocking but still awesome. I was just disappointed with Shaw's demise. Very clever ending as-well.
July 23, 2016
Joseph Sargent's The Taking of Pelham 123 is unsettlingly suspenseful, and beholds what is easily one of the best endings ever. A classic.
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