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The Taking of Pelham 123 Reviews

The Taking of Pelham 123

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

June 12, 2009

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Tony Scott

Starring :

Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, James Gandolfini, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Victor Gojcaj, Ramon Rodriguez, Alex Kaluzhsky

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

3 of 5

“..There's fun to be had in "Pelham," at least for a while, but nothing more than that..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..the most entertaining we've had in a long while..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2 of 4

“..pretty messy..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
3 of 4

“..plays out as a taut and well-paced thriller until the final act, which grows increasingly implausible..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3.5 of 4

“..It's a first-class ride..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 4

“..holds up as a flavourful, punchy thriller..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
4 of 5

“..has a trainful of street smarts and is filled with fun performances..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Review rate : B+

“..fun..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..accomplishes the aim of a good remake: remaining faithful to the spirit of the source while offering a fresh perspective on the material..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : C+

“..a pretty ordinary action movie..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
Reviewed by Jim Ridley [Village Voice]

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