Overall Rank: 4201
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 166
Theatrical Release Date: 06/12/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/03/2009
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, Gbenga Akinnagbe, John Turturro
Plot: A subway dispatcher's day is thrown into chaos when an armed gang holds a subway train hostage and demands a large ransom within the hour before they start killing people.
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RITT - wrote on 12/26/2011
Not a bad movie. Plenty of action from start to finish with a head to head matchup between Travolta and Washington.
myfaja - wrote on 08/10/2010
I know a lot of people will disagree but, I liked this movie. It had really fast-paced butt-kicking action all throughout. It doesn't stop for a sentimental moment at any point in the movie. If this movie were a human it would say: "BAM! I'm Pelham 123! I kick your ass from start to finish!". Although it was basically "Die Hard on a Train", it was suspenseful, action-packed, and John Travolta did a great job as Ryder. Overall, I liked it and was entertained the whole time.
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memento_mori - wrote on 08/08/2013
What is up with John Travolta playing creepy, seedy criminals nowadays? Hmm. You'd wish he was good at it.
The Taking of Pelham 123 (cool title) is a remake directed by the late Tony Scott.
Now, I don't want to say anything heavy about Tony Scott, considering the tragic thing that he decided to do, but I will judge strictly his directorial style.
Let's start with the acting. Denzel and Vincent Vega. They have some nice chemistry, they weren't exactly Alan Rickman and Bruce Willis Die Hard level chemistry, but you could definitely tell they were going for some interaction between the two leads.
Of course, Denzel is great as always. You can't go wrong with him.
John Travolta is so over the top and embarrassing in this flick. He wasn't intended for comedic relief, but his …
KingInTheNorth - wrote on 07/15/2013
A team of hijackers hijack ;) a subway and take hostages and they are communicating with a dispatcher and they only want to talk to him not to someone else....
I actually like Tony Scott but he is not doing that good movies. His direction is very weird and the script he chooses are very Hollywood clichéd. So this movie is either. The acting of Denzel Washington and John Travolta is very good´. Travolta is a very very evil guy. But still he is using to much "bad" words. The whole script contains these.
The chemistry between the maiin characters is good and the story is interesting. The movie had one of the worst endings I have seen. On the whole, the showdown was awful.
The movie began interesting but it felt like as if the writer had no more time writing a good ending and so the …
MovieAddict - wrote on 01/28/2012
It begins in New York City, where a MTA dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) feels he is just having an ordinary day like any other that is until his train Pelham 123 is hijacked by group of gunman, led by Ryder (John Travolta). The gunmen take the train and its passengers’ hostage and demand a ransom of 10 million dollars to be paid within one hour. Every minute past the one hour deadline will result in a hostage being killed.
But Ryder suddenly grows interested in Garbers` background and feels that they alike in many ways because Garber has an ongoing investigation against him for taking a bribe. Garber soon finds himself trying to negotiate on behalf of Ryder's subway hostages. Their performances are truly brilliant as Garber tries to keep Ryder talking, trying to outwit …
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