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The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)


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3 out of 10 123
Alan from Dublin, 08 Aug 2010
Travolta does his mad bad guy impression and Denzel plays his ordinary joe caught in the middle act. This is ok stuff but nothing special, the story doesn't really explain the real reason they are highjacking the train (apart from the ransom) which leaves you wondering did you miss something at the end. Average fare.
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4 out of 10 Does what it says on the tin
Keith from Clare, 12 Nov 2010
Ok, how many times have we seen Travolta play the bad guy...? well enough to know that he is convincing as one.....even if it seems that he writes his own script....he gels well with Denzil who plays his part well . It gives its entire time to entertaining and thats what it should do........nuff said !!!
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3 out of 10 DISSAPOINTED
Alan from Offaly, 23 Feb 2010
This ain,t a bad film it just ain,t great there is a spark missing in it .was not mad about the way it comes on so ye I was dissapointed with this film it was fast with some good acting but some off the film did not work good a little rushed in parts maybe i just thought there was more to it .
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3.5 out of 10 Fades in the end
Conor from Louth, 26 Nov 2010
Like most films with Denzel, this one is very watchable. It starts off quite well with the hijacking of a subway train and the initial negotiations. But the plot runs a little thin towards the latter stages. Decent cast, and overall decent movie.
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2.5 out of 10 A hijack movie by numbers...123 ;)
Ann from Dublin, 19 Mar 2010
Nothing new on offer here, you've seen it before. Performances are not outstanding either, John Travolta hams it up and Denzel Washington doesnt convince as 'the average family man'. watchable nonetheless.
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What's it about....
The ordinary day of New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber 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....

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