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Unstoppable Reviews

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Philip French
November 29, 2010
It's predictable but plausible and exciting...
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
November 29, 2010
Very big train hits stuff. Bish bash bosh. Job done. Great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 29, 2010
[A] highly-watchable, enjoyably-preposterous, testosterone-laden thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
November 29, 2010
Hooray for Unstoppable, a film that delivers just what it promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 29, 2010
As far as does-what-itsays-on-the-tin popcorn fodder goes, this is right on the money.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
November 29, 2010
It's Washington's Everyman who keeps the film honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 29, 2010
Think of Speed or the car chase from Bullitt; think of that first paying audience screaming at that first locomotive coming at them from the screen, 11 decades ago in Paris, France.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
November 29, 2010
It's a buttock-clenching ride, even though stringing out some of the early potential disasters would have made it tenser still.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
November 29, 2010
It's an old school, action-packed explosion of a movie and amazingly a ticket for this train ride is actually worth the price.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Turner
November 29, 2010
Solidly directed, enjoyable action thriller with a decent script and strong performances from the two leads, though it's also entirely predictable from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 28, 2010
...a state-of-the-art, expensive thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
November 27, 2010
A Great Blue-Collar Thrill Ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
November 26, 2010
With its one-track premise, Unstoppable derails thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Christianity Today
November 24, 2010
Denzel Washington and Chris Pine versus runaway train. That's enough, isn't it? How much more do you need?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
November 24, 2010
Unstoppable isn't a bad film per-se, but it's a by the numbers thriller that isn't remotely thrilling, and will do very well indeed to make back its remarkable $100m budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
November 23, 2010
It is "Speed" on rails with Denzel as Keanu and Pine as Bullock.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 22, 2010
Even the irritations of Tony Scott's filmmaking -- the high-contrast cinematography, the habitual mini-zooms and camera 'readjustments' -- can't derail this fun thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2010
Washington is arguably the only star who could pull off such a cheeseball character, and to this end, he's complemented by Scott...
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
November 22, 2010
Though it's a ridiculous ride, it offers the heightened pulse of a great race.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
November 21, 2010
Improbable but wildly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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