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Based on 34 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 49 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a first-class ride. All aboard. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The new Pelham takes the chilling original premise and modifies it for an era steeped in technology, making for an energetic and engrossing adaptation. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Yet most of the film's energy is generated by flamboyant cinematography and music-video cutting, and much of that energy is false. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A fast and relentless hostage thriller that never stops. show more

  • 60
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Curiously, despite the ever-energetic Tony Scott at the throttle, the sleek new edition isn't as transporting as it should have been. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    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. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The new "Pelham," although no classic, is a lot of fun if you're in the right mood. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Gripping and compelling, and doesn't make us wish we had checked our brains at the theater entrance. show more

  • February 26, 2010 Tomjr93
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    this movie was awesome. John Travolta and Denzel Washington both gave great performances

  • October 13, 2009 Rmayhew92
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    Loved, loved, loved this movie. Travolta and Washington (two of the very best) done a wonderful job in this movie. Loved everything about it.

  • July 29, 2009 Nachternal
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    Don't listen to the people complaining about foul language, they completely exaggerated... If you are offended by bad language, then don't go see a rated R movie with pervasive language.

  • July 12, 2009 idris1130
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    This remake was sheer brilliant Tony Scott works well Behind the camera As Usual! Denzel Washington was Excellent But John Travolta Steal the Movie for me, his performance & Denzel are Oscar worthy

  • July 06, 2009 FlopprA320
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    Excellent movie...Denzel and Travolta....did an outstanding job...the story line, EXCELLENT and real type of events! Amust see!

  • June 29, 2009 hollaatyourboy8
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    pretty good

  • June 28, 2009 taloolah
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    Very entertaining! Great actors, acting, photography and seamless action. Not a dull moment. I didn't realize Travolta was so talented. Now Denzel, I knew!

  • June 28, 2009 TRAMDR
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    Not so great. Very little action and not much drama either. Great actors, good acting, but too little to work with. No suspense, no drama, no action, tired plot. Somewhat boring.

  • June 27, 2009 NMeck04
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    Forgot to rate.

  • June 27, 2009 Ragin201
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    Downright incredible movie from start to finish, keeps you on the edge of your seat! Travolta is AMAZING and Denzel is great!!!!!! Mr. Soprano and Greaseball make this movie a star studded cast with excellent results!!!! THANK YOU!!!! I needed a movie like this!!!!!!


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