The film has received highly positive reviews. It has a 91 percent "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. The critical consensus states that "Traditional in form yet effective in execution, this taut thriller updates the 'danger on a train' scenario with atmospheric sense." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times praised the film, saying it builds "true fear and suspense".
According to Box Office Mojo, it ultimately grossed US$2,206,405 in the United States and US$3,720,005 in foreign countries, for a worldwide gross of US$5,926,410
Transsiberian is a 2008 Spanish-German-British-Lithuanian thriller film, set on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in which an American couple's journey from China to Russia becomes a nightmare after they befriend a pair of fellow travellers.
It was directed by Brad Anderson and stars Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. Filming began in December 2006 in Vilnius, Lithuania, with additional photography in Beijing and Russia. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, followed by a series of other international film festivals. It had a limited USA release on 18 July 2008, followed by limited cinema releases in a few more countries, before moving over to the DVD and TV market.
man this is such a gripping movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie.......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.......I think that this is such a great thrilling movie 2 watch, with a great cast throughout this movie........
At first the story is quite interesting and the confined space in which the story plays out makes this quite intriguing. Unfortunately the story becomes quite conventional and predictable which is a shame and all of the tension built up in the first half disappears.Its a real shame.
That being said, the cast are great and the visuals help to keep things interesting.