The Taking of Pelham 123
- 121 min
- Directed by: Tony Scott
- Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, James Gandolfini, John Turturro
- Website: www.sonypictures.co.uk/movies/…
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 12323 Jul 2009
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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