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Opened in Theaters: Friday, June 12th, 2009

Directed by Tony Scott
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 2:01

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
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...  View more >

violence and pervasive language

Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro...  View more >

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See Now!  1 25 See Now! Percent
Good  2 50 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  1 25 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  0 0 Stay Away! Percent
4 Total Reviews

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[--- Wait for Rental ---]by VIP MemberJun 17, 2009
A flashy but muddle remake of the much better 1974 version of the movie. the only reason why they made the new version is for people who never saw the original. Denzel Washington is no Walter Matthau and John Travolta is no Robert Shaw. Director Tony Scott want the film to be fast pace and exiting, but the film is exciting, but the acting is second rate. Travolta is too crazy and Washington never got his character started. I saw the 1974 movie again on Sunday night (the film ran on the CW, not TCM) so I can freshly compare the 2009 version with the 1974 version. Thge 1974 version is much better.
[--- Good ---]by  Jun 25, 2009
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[--- Good ---]by  Jul 4, 2009
The movie was good because of Travolta's presence. He was perfect in his role and provided the suspense necessary to keep us interested. Denzel was good as well. The movie plot was just so-so...without the A List actors, the movie would definitely be one to wait for the rental.

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