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 THINK THIS WAS best movie of Chris and Denzel , i think Denzel loves train, this is second time he was in a train movie, i love this one better then taking 1,2,3
2 hero try to save a unstoppable train. its good ending, its a lesson u have to learn, but don't take everyday for granted cuz sometimes u can lose the one u love in a heartbeat, its 100% i love this movie.
Solid action flick. I thought the cinematography and the filming logistics were an incredible accomplishment, but the personal drama stuff was all run-of-the-mill and formulaic. But Tony Scott, as usual, paces the movie really well, keeps the suspense level high, and delivers a very entertaining 100 minutes. And a good movie for giving your surround sound system a workout! :-)
This movie is a non-stop, action-packed thriller based on real-life events and kept us on the edge of our seats throughout the entire movie. Denzel Washington and Chris Pine are their usual hero characters with their problems. They are well-acted and suck you right into the movie, as expected. You will love it.
Grab your popcorn! This movie is relentless in its non stop action. After 90 minutes, the camera angles and sequences will take your breath away. Unstoppable is heart pounding and will keep you on the edge of your seat through the duration. From the front line efforts of the rail crew to middle and senior management, all pry on your emotions of who you'll root for and who will make you frustrated. One thing is certain, you'll get sucked into the drama and when it's over, you're tapped. From an action drama, it's the way movies should be made. The director Tony Scott had one thing in mind, make the viewer emotionally exhausted by the time it's over. He pulled it off.
I'm suprised the overall rating is so low. This is a first-class action/suspense thriller, with very good acting and even better action. It's not Hamlet or something, but if you want to be entertained for an evening then rent it. Lots of fun, start to finish...
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.