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It's a first-class ride. All aboard. Read full review
While director Tony Scott's brash and boisterous take on the material may lack that certain '70s quirkiness, it gets just about everything else exactly right. Read full review
Scott gets into the zip and rush of urban energy with an enthusiasm bordering on hilarity. Read full review
A fast and relentless hostage thriller that never stops. Read full review
Has all the usual virtues of a good action suspense drama, but it lacks that extra something - that context, that vital interchange - that made the original "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" such a memorable experience in 1974. Read full review
The new Pelham takes the chilling original premise and modifies it for an era steeped in technology, making for an energetic and engrossing adaptation. Read full review
Washington offers another of his rock-steady performances, playing a career civil servant with a couple of secrets of his own, but confident, diligent, ready to go the distance for the city he loves. Read full review
By itself, the new "Pelham" is a solid, suspenseful tale all over again, so long as it stays in the subway tunnels and airless offices of the transit department. Read full review
Curiously, despite the ever-energetic Tony Scott at the throttle, the sleek new edition isn't as transporting as it should have been. Read full review
Yet most of the film's energy is generated by flamboyant cinematography and music-video cutting, and much of that energy is false. Read full review
Off the rails.
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