The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 R

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 3, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: No Time to Lose: The Making of Pelham 123
    • The Third Rail: New York Underground
    • From the Top Down: Stylizing Character
    • Commentary with director Tony Scott
    • Commentary with writer Brian Helgeland and producer Todd Black
    • Marketing Pelham
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 228


User Ratings: 662,581
Rating: 2/5 -- But even [Denzel] Washington, mighty as he is, can't shoulder the burden of [Tony] Scott's haphazard direction, punctuated with edits so fast that, at times, it's like watching the film through an old-fashioned zoetrope. Full Review
Roll Credits
Oct 30, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- Mechanical and unspirited, this is just another goddam remake, as they might say in the Big Apple. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Aug 26, 2009
3 stars out of 5 -- Washington is predictably excellent....The film thrills like a super-saturated fairground ride.
Jul 24, 2009
Rating: 2/5 -- In yet another blander-than-bland remake of a classic film, flash-over-substance specialist Tony Scott takes Joseph Sargent's taut, 1974 action-thriller and processes it through the multiplex mulching machine. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Aug 27, 2009
3 stars out of 4 -- In this retelling, director Tony Scott uses quick panning shots to intensify the action scenes....And Brian Helgeland's script gives the characters more depth and dimension.
USA Today
Jun 15, 2009
This is pointless, redundant, irrelevant film remaking, in which nothing of weight is ever at stake, and no relationships are ever formed. Full Review
The Spectator
Aug 29, 2018
[Scott is] a canny director of actors....Mr. Travolta brings his patented evil elation to the role of the hijacker...
Wall Street Journal
Jun 12, 2009

Product Description:

This remake of the 1974 classic pits heavyweights Denzel Washington and John Travolta against each other. Washington plays a subway dispatcher in New York City who uses all his knowledge to stop the train hijacking by Travolta's Ryder.


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  • UPC: 043396253391
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