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The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

The Taking of Pelham 123

Overview


Genre

Action, Thriller

Release Date

June 12, 2009

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

106 min.

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Tony Scott

Producer

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Tony Scott

Screenwriter

Brian Helgeland

Starring

Story


In "The Taking of Pelham 123," Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train.

John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.

But there's one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Denzel Washington
"The Taking of Pelham 123" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Jun 04, 2009
Denzel Washington
"The Taking of Pelham 123" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Jun 04, 2009

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..has a trainful of street smarts and is filled with fun performances..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..There's fun to be had in "Pelham," at least for a while, but nothing more than that..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..holds up as a flavourful, punchy thriller..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]