When an unmanned locomotive roars out of control, two railroad employees (Denzel Washington, Chris Pine) must find a way to bring it to a halt before it crashes and spills its toxic cargo.
" There's a gut-level simplicity to "Unstoppable" that works despite all its cliches. "
" Unstoppable gathers steam with a plot that's predictable but plausible and a few old-school-filmmaking flourishes that churn the picture forward. "
" Unstoppable is a movie that's all about getting the job done, no matter what that job happens to be in the course of a day. The movie, easily Scott's best since Crimson Tide, does exactly that thing itself. "
" Though it's a ridiculous ride, it offers the heightened pulse of a great race. "
" Like it or not, there are some things that movies do best. Movies do not generally do a great job with anything involving heavy-duty cogitation, but when it comes to runaway trains, the medium is peerless. All aboard! "
" It takes a little while to pick up speed, but once Tony Scott's "Unstoppable" starts moving, it becomes a lean, efficient action flick. "
" An adrenaline-infused runaway-train flick that perfectly distills director Tony Scott's talents and limitations. "
" Of course it's implausible, but it's also consistently entertaining. "
" In the midst of hard times, "Unstoppable" is a welcome reminder that America builds at least one thing better than any other country: action movies. "
" From the story itself to the way it's told, Unstoppable is a hymn to stylish, unpretentious competence. "
" Though inspired by a real incident, the movie is an opportunistic political allegory about an economy that's out of control and industries that are weakened by layoffs, under-staffing and corporate callousness. "
" "Unstoppable" is as good as its name. A runaway train drama that never slows down, it fashions familiarity into a virtue and shows why old-school professionalism never goes out of style. "
" Get popcorn and flex your chomping muscles. "
" Some movies win you Oscars, and some have you playing second banana to an evil train -- and both have their place. "
" Tony Scott's latest thriller turns out to be pure cinema in the classic sense of the term. It's a motion picture about motion, an action symphony that gives new meaning to the notion of a one-track mind. "
" This isn't groundbreaking fare, mind you. But Unstoppable muscles through its story of peril with crafted intensity and a few well-placed grins. "
" NONE of us is as dumb as ALL of us: The real life story of how we (seriously) lost control of a train! "
" Very big train hits stuff. Bish bash bosh. Job done. Great fun. "
" Once it gets rolling it doesn't pause for breath, and it's safe to say you won't, either. "
" Its story is largely forgettable, and its pleasures are transitory, limited to the actors (including Rosario Dawson and Kevin Corrigan, working up a sweat back in dispatch) and to its moments of beauty and strange comedy. "
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