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
I enjoyed this one. I gather it is based somewhat on actual events, but I couldn't, for the life of me, understand when the first set of engines hooked to the front of the train... WHY didn't someone just walk across to the runaway engine and stop it???
But I guess that would have made for a short film... Anyway - You can't go wrong with this one. Great movie start to finish. Unfortunately they had to throw in just enough language to keep the kids out of the room... why they feel the need to do that is really disturbing to me...
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.