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Based on 21 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 7 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    In the riveting Transsiberian, a train of that name adds international intrigue to the mix. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Manages to pull off a couple of startling surprises. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Since Alfred Hitchcock set the standard for strangers-on-a-train thrillers, Anderson has a lot to live up to. He falls short of creating a new classic, but he does manage to keep us on edge for most of the movie. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A vigorous, fast-paced tale that entwines plot with character and psychology set against an incredibly exotic backdrop. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One hell of a thriller. It's not often that I feel true suspense and dread building within me, but they were building during long stretches of this expertly constructed film. show more

  • 88

    This is one train that you shouldn't miss. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Unlike so many Hollywood thrillers, which too often rely on implausible or telegraphed twists, Transsiberian is carefully structured and designed to make sense when you replay the events in your head. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Brad Anderson's Transsiberian is a genuine sleeper that jump-starts an almost extinct genre. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The execution is masterful and even as you see the building blocks of the climax being put into place, it's a delight to watch them fit JUST SO. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Unfortunately, there's never a moment where you can't see Anderson and his co-writer, Will Conroy, yanking on the strings. show more

  • March 27, 2010 Bxrayj 2
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    It was so damn irritating. it was one of those movies where you could help but to scream at Emily Mortimers' character.

  • September 21, 2008 Cindy Burreson
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    Just got out of this movie and it was a great story, but dragged at times. The scenery and acting were very good, but it lulled a little. I would recommend it though; it's better than most out there!

  • September 15, 2008 LISAIANNAMICO
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    I saw this movie based on the reviews on this site.. it was a good movie, worth seeing! As someone said, not sure why this seems to be not more advertised. Traitor was a good movie to!

  • September 15, 2008 dephill50
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    Finally, a REAL and INTELLIGENT film to enjoy!! A great Hitchcock style roller coaster ride that had me hypnotized from the quiet subtle beginning to the final shocking twist at the end. But the greatest part of this mystery is why this little gem isn't in wide distribution and raking in the moolah. Well worth seeing and hopefully will be remembered at awards time.

  • September 04, 2008 ihavesixaces2
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    I'm not sure why this movie was not put out in larger release. I heard about it on a movie review show, but have seen absolutely no advertising on it.It's one of the best movies I've seen this year -- i thought the last 1/3 of the movie was fantastic - many surprises, and well put together. The acting and scenery was great -- an absolute must see.

  • August 31, 2008 DCox72
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    Good movie. Great scenery, story and acting. It was refreshing to see a movie that wasn't just so obvious in plot.

  • July 25, 2008 KARELDBOER
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    Brief and sweet but, nonetheless, a rhapsody of praise for this film, my favorite american thriller this year. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope the public picks up on it and makes it a megahit. The movie deserves it.William VassilesEast Hampton, NY

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