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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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.
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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