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Transsiberian Reviews

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Brent Simon
FilmStew.com
August 15, 2008
Nowadays, Kingsley is a bit like the English version of Morgan Freeman - an actor with a seemingly inherent reservoir of gravitas, yet no qualms about glossy paycheck gigs.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
August 15, 2008
Transsiberian shows there's plenty of life left in the 'strangers on a train' genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
August 15, 2008
With its consistently clever and always unpredictable screenplay, fascinating setting, and stellar lead performance, Transsiberian is riveting from beginning to end.
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
August 15, 2008
It's got that classic thriller feel where characters are slowly caught in a mousetrap and they have to find their way out. It's a slow, menacing burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
August 8, 2008
The patient viewer should find Trannsiberian to be a rewarding experience. Hitch would be proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 8, 2008
A movie whose inspiration comes straight from the DNA of some of Hitchcock's finest classics, Anderson's latest is a languid, sometimes engaging thriller that unfortunately fails to elevate those existing clichés and conventions beyond the parameters of w
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
August 8, 2008
Terrific thriller set aboard the Russian train, with Mortimer standing out as a restless American woman with a lot to hide and more to fear.
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Jan Stuart
Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2008
A queasy-making train thriller directed with vibrant visual panache by Brad Anderson.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
August 8, 2008
... an absolute nail-biter, one of the most plausible and best constructed thrillers in years.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
August 7, 2008
Anderson and his very fine cast keep things chugging along at a breathless pace.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 24, 2008
Has terrific Siberian location work, a carefully constructed atmosphere of creeping dread and an outstanding performance by Emily Mortimer.
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
July 24, 2008
A well mounted, character-cognizant combination of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train and Andrei Konchalovskys existentially tinged Runaway Train.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 21, 2008
Modest thriller set aboard the titular train plays like low-suspense Hitchcock until sadly, in the last act, it derails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
July 21, 2008
Transsiberian is a cool movie--and not just because it takes place in the sub-zero terrain of Siberia.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 21, 2008
I'm not saying it's that good, but it's a solid if sometimes messy and confusing crime story.
July 18, 2008
The execution is masterful and even as you see the building blocks of the climax being put into place, it's a delight to watch them fit just so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
July 18, 2008
Transsiberian makes provocative connections between external and internal states, the ways that composition can reveal character.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 18, 2008
A handsomely remodeled variation of a cherished genre you might call the mystery-train movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 18, 2008
The cramped, cold setting creates an appropriately ominous atmosphere, and while Mortimer and Harrelson are noticeably mismatched, their journey together is compelling enough to make the ride worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 18, 2008
An atmospheric, Hitchcockian thriller set aboard a famed train route, Brad Anderson's Transsiberian is a genuine sleeper that jump-starts an almost extinct genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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