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Transsiberian Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
July 17, 2008
Transsiberian is a film that fails to make us care enough to be concerned about the peril faced by its protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 14, 2008
Transsiberian eventually reveals itself to be scatterbrained thematically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 18, 2008
Transsiberian makes suspenseful and sometimes violent gestures, but it's all decoration.
Mike Goodridge
Screen International
January 29, 2008
It's gripping, suspenseful and well-acted by a starry cast but is finally let down by a plot which goes spectacularly off the rails in the final act.
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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
Don Groves
December 31, 2010
Mystery-train thriller chills, then goes off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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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
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 15, 2011
All the actors get their tickets punched, and the screenplay doesn't insult anyone's intelligence.
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
Scott Weinberg
January 28, 2008
Clearly inspired by a few of Hitchcock's 'train-bound' movies, Transsiberian doesn't break a lot of new ground, but it does tell a slick story in a very chilly setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 15, 2008
A splendid revival off the old Hitchcock train-suspense movie set aboard a most ominous train.
Edward Douglas
January 20, 2008
Whenever you may think you know where things are going, Anderson throws a number of clever and unexpected twists that keeps you on your toes.
| Original Score: 7/10
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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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 28, 2008
Transsiberian is fantastic.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Chris Barsanti
September 24, 2008
...a tight and terse thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
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