The Taking of Pelham 123

The Taking of Pelham 123
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, James Gandolfini, John Turturro
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Disappointing remake of 1974's Joseph Sargent thriller with Washington downplaying as put-upon controller Walter Garber and Travolta at his scuzziest as the vindictive Ryder, who takes a train full of innocent New Yorkers as security for his ransom demands. Not a patch on the original, John Godey's tightly-wound original novel deserved a better make-over than this.

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The Taking of Pelham 123

23 Jul 20093 stars

How can you go wrong with a remake of 1974’s Joseph Sargent thriller, in which cop Walter Matthau and master-criminal Robert Shaw played out a tense cat-and-mouse game for the lives of subway hostages? For the first hour at least, Tony Scott’s remake of…

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