• Unstoppable (2010)

Unstoppable

Release Date: November 12th, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 15th, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

When a massive, unmanned locomotive roars out of control, the threat is more ominous than just a derailment. The train is laden with toxic chemicals, and an accident would decimate human life and cause an environmental disaster. The only hope of bringing the train to a safe stop is in the hands of a veteran engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine), who must risk their lives to save those in the runaway's path. Inspired by true events.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Corrigan, Jessy Schram, Jeff Wincott

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Drama , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Scott Free Productions, Prospect Park

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Death, Father, Daughter, Rescue, Tense, Mystery, Emotional, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The photography and sound here are very effective in establishing that a train is an enormously heavy thing, and once in motion wants to continue. We knew that. But Scott all but crushes us with the weight of the juggernaut. We are spellbound. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The thrill of Tony Scott's Unstoppable, in which a runaway freight train hurtles through rural - and toward not-so-rural - Pennsylvania, is that its setup asks us to believe only in human ineptitude. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The best blue collar action movie in who knows how long, this tense, narrowly focused thriller about a runaway freight train has a lean and pure simplicity to it that is satisfying in and of itself. show more

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