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Transsiberian Reviews

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Evan Williams
The Australian
June 27, 2014
A terrific combination of action, mystery and adventure
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 15, 2011
All the actors get their tickets punched, and the screenplay doesn't insult anyone's intelligence.
Don Groves
December 31, 2010
Mystery-train thriller chills, then goes off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Chambers
April 8, 2010
Hitchcock would be proud of this trainbound suspense thriller with Woody Harrelson playing against type. A first-rate story, great action and great direction. Take the trip!
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 10, 2009
The story itself takes a few bloodcurdling turns off the tracks, with well-played action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Although it doesn't go as far as Strangers on a Train, TransSiberian is worth the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
December 22, 2008
as Hitchcockian thrillers go, it's one of the smarter and more absorbing ones made in recent years
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Mayo
Washington Post
November 17, 2008
All in all, the film is an excellent, if modest, alternative for moviegoers who have been blockbustered into submission this summer.
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
November 17, 2008
A thriller aboard the Trans-Siberian line, stretching roughly 5,000 miles from Beijing to Moscow, should be a cinch, right? Not so fast, Casey Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 17, 2008
Unfortunately, there's never a moment where you can't see Anderson and his co-writer, Will Conroy, yanking on the strings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
November 17, 2008
Director Brad Anderson throws in a red herring or two as he comments on Eurotrash and the greed-fueled lawlessness of the former Soviet Union, but he ultimately makes an even stronger statement about the dark side of female empowerment.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
November 16, 2008
hearkens back to those glorious tales of intrigue and adventure that populated film screens in the 30s and 40s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 4, 2008
Transsiberian is a deeply engrossing film from the get go. It sucked me in with a simple, yet often overlooked, idea - interesting characters.
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 18, 2008
Transsiberian makes suspenseful and sometimes violent gestures, but it's all decoration.
Nathan Lee
October 18, 2008
Smart, unnerving, and sharp as an icicle to the eye, Transsiberian is the chilliest of midsummer thrillers.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Transsiberian is more than a rote thriller; it's also a sharp character study... actually, several studies in which the information about each character is slowly revealed and every scrap of knowledge further informs our understanding of the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
It effectively keeps us in the dark as to where the story is eventually heading, allowing the film to deliver enough suspense to produce some serious hang-wringing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
October 18, 2008
As Alfred Hitchcock demonstrated three times, trains make a nifty setting for a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Can you say, "No good deed goes unpunished?"
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 26, 2008
Anderson uses snowy locations to impose a chilly menace on the characters, and the script ratchets the tension at a sneakily measured pace.
| Original Score: 3/4
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