In this action thriller from director Tony Scott, rookie train operator Will (Chris Pine) and grizzled veteran engineer Frank (Denzel Washington) learn that a runaway locomotive carrying carloads of dangerous chemicals is headed for Will's small Pennsylvania hometown, where his wife and child live. In order to save the day, they must figure out how to catch up to the rogue engine, and stop it before harm comes to the town. Standing in their way is Galvin (Kevin Dunn), the head of the company who is more interested in saving the stock price than lives. On the plus side, the duo have competent corporate employee Connie (Rosario Dawson) on the radio, talking them through their various attempts to corral and then stop the potentially lethal locomotive. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
A train is running uncontrolled through the railroad tracks of Pennsylvania, and no one is sure how to stop it. The lives of thousands of people in a local town are at risk. Two men who are manning a train devise a plan to stop the runaway train, putting their own lives at risk. The thrills never stop as this riveting action drama keeps you on the edge of your seat. Conflict is at hand between the personnel on the ground and the executives of the company, bringing an element of drama to the film.
One of the best action movies I have seen in a while.The cast carries the movie and not strictly computer graphics... Interesting plus nail -biting action.The ending was somewhat predictable however... but do rent it!
The actors did a great job, but the story was lame. It would be easy to land a person on top of a train if you weren't banging into another train will atempting it, but the movie would only have been 30 minutes long. It would be easy to step from the back of one enging to the front of another, but the movie makers only put one person on the front train and the movie would have been over in 30 minutes so we will ignore the easy solutions. Spoiler alert: the train gets stopped.
Denzel was his usual wonderful self. He's just great regardless. He doesn't disappoint me very often; only once that I recall. This wasn't it. As a normal thing I love Tony & Ridley Scott; both great directors. I must admit, I sat on the edge of my seat during the entire movie and just knew it was going to end in tragedy. So I waited for that terrible blow. Great adrenaline rush
Mildly interesting. The movie could have been much better without the droning voice of Denzel Washington. Maybe someday Washington will actually play a character other than himself. Great special effects and a sad commentary on how our railroads are run and staffed in this country.