The Taking of Pelham 123

2009

Action / Crime / Thriller

130
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 51%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 167297

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Cast

Denzel Washington as Walter Garber
John Travolta as Ryder
Luis Guzmán as Phil Ramos
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651.09 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
P/S 7 / 12

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by inforaza 1 / 10

Watch the 1974 original - not this CRUDE and IDIOTIC remake

This is a Crude, Irritating, Ill-Executed, Retarded remake of the original 1974 movie.

This stupid movie again proves 2 important things:

1 - Many remakes are not as impressive as the original and

2 – The movies of the 1970s have subtleties that appeal to our minds, in contrast to, the fast-paced,noisy, show-offish, macho movies of today.

The taking of the Pelham 123 suffer from the following ills:

1.Crude shot-effects (stuttering frames, image wipes and frantic editing)

2.Crude dialogues (excessive use of the F-word which also includes the boy and the girl with laptops expressing love for each together using the F-word in the middle of tense situation)

3.Stupid scenes/dialogues (Walter Garber's wife asking him to bring home a gallon of milk during the hostage crisis and the stupid GF of the boy with the laptop asking him to express his love for her in the middle of the hostage crisis)

4.No depth in any character

5.No real suspense at all (only noisy dialogues and machismo)

6.Noisy background music

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Reviewed by Zeeshan Mahmud 8 / 10

Worth the rewatch

In my college art class on the first day the professor asked what is art. I replied: The Ikea commercial. Anything that is unboring.

She laughed.

And I said, art makes you want to roll the images in your mind's eye again and again. Anything that makes you want to come back.

Well a good testament of a movie is if it makes you want to rewatch. And it did. I love the tension, the self-righteous philosophical tension. In fact, I rewatched Law Abiding Citizen and was craving something similar. Google AI is not intelligent enough to suggest it from similar pattern and themes.

People may frown at my high rating. But it held my attention even after a rewatch and that's what it really matters.

I will probably hit Phonebooth next for another rewatch keeping up with the similar style.

Reviewed by souljazzguitar 7 / 10

She did say gallon of milk....

Spoiler alert! I am a huge fan of the original and was curious about the remake. Well, the movie was OK. Suspenseful and intense but one thing that I noticed was that seemed to be a mistake was that Walter's wife asked him to bring home a "Gallon" of Milk but in the final scene it shows him carrying a bag with a "Half-Gallon" of Milk. Not a big deal but did anyone else notice that? Am I wrong?

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