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Transsiberian Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
September 24, 2008
...a tight and terse thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 18, 2008
Transsiberian has more twists and turns in it than the real-life, extensive train route that gives this independently produced suspense-thriller its name.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
September 18, 2008
The limitations of its human characters aside, the movie has a terrific feel for the chilly, remote, attentively portrayed character of its environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
September 11, 2008
This is a slow, deliberate and carefully thought out piece for adults who like to savour rather than devour their thrills
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 11, 2008
Paranoia is right on track in this sinister, trapped-on-a-train thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 11, 2008
Takes a more cerebral route, toying with your expectations only to give you something else, whispering hints of what fate might have in store for the characters after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 5, 2008
This diverting effort from writer/director Brad Anderson is a generally satisfying fish-out-of-water thriller in which two squeaky-clean Americans find themselves caught up in a web of death, drugs and disappearances.
| Original Score: 3/4
Victoria Alexander
September 1, 2008
Thrilling ice-cold thriller.
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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 1, 2008
Doesn't deserve a place among the classic train thrillers, but it offers enough cinematic amenities to be worth booking passage. And you won't need a sleeping compartment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 29, 2008
Transsiberian is a model of audience manipulation, a slow-fuse thriller that builds its suspense gradually, in increments, until it has becomes close to unbearable. Then it pushes things just a little further, until you're squirming in your seat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
August 29, 2008
This is not to say that Transsiberian is wall-to-wall dread. Once it gets delivers enough electricity to keep us right near, if not completely on, the edge of our seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 28, 2008
Transsiberian is fantastic.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 28, 2008
Writer/director Brad Anderson gives us an artful, shifty-eyed take on human strengths and weakness; his film delivers the pleasure of a conventional tale well told, with clever twists and complex characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 28, 2008
Transsiberian is a paranoid, chilling train trek that borrows freely from the best Hitchcock pictures to give us that rare adult summer thriller -- 'adult' as in not based on a comic book or video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 24, 2008
Some might think this film is unbelievable, and they're right. But, Hitchcock films aren't either. They're just fun rollercoaster rides, so check your brain at the door and have a blast.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 21, 2008
... it's a little sloppy and full of convenient coincidences, but at its best roils with edgy character tensions.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 21, 2008
A morally complex if plot-wobbly thriller set on the Trans-Siberian Express as it rockets (well, creaks and groans) through snowy forests and forgotten towns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
August 21, 2008
It takes its sweet time, but Transsiberian is a frosty, gripping ride on the terror train. It maintains the generous beat, giving audiences a nice jolt of xenophobia to go with their helping of traditional thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 17, 2008
The combination of good directing, writing, acting and film-craft make for a dramatic thriller (or dramatic thriller, if you want) that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 15, 2008
Transsiberian starts in neutral, taking the time to introduce its characters, and then goes from second into high like greased lightning. I was a little surprised to notice how thoroughly it wound me up. This is a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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