Unstoppable Reviews

  • It's all speed, sound, and fury -- and in that, Tony Scott is the right man for the job.

    Keith Staskiewicz — Entertainment Weekly

  • Its story is largely forgettable, and its pleasures are transitory, limited to the actors (including Rosario Dawson and Kevin Corrigan, working up a sweat back in dispatch) and to its moments of beauty and strange comedy.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Unstoppable gathers steam with a plot that's predictable but plausible and a few old-school-filmmaking flourishes that churn the picture forward.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • From the story itself to the way it's told, Unstoppable is a hymn to stylish, unpretentious competence.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • There's a train. It can't be stopped. What else do you really need to know?

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • It's like a mashup of classic commercials for Ford pickup trucks.

    Brian Miller — Village Voice

  • It takes a little while to pick up speed, but once Tony Scott's "Unstoppable" starts moving, it becomes a lean, efficient action flick.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Tony Scott's latest thriller turns out to be pure cinema in the classic sense of the term. It's a motion picture about motion, an action symphony that gives new meaning to the notion of a one-track mind.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Once it gets rolling it doesn't pause for breath, and it's safe to say you won't, either.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • This isn't groundbreaking fare, mind you. But Unstoppable muscles through its story of peril with crafted intensity and a few well-placed grins.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • Unstoppable is a movie that's all about getting the job done, no matter what that job happens to be in the course of a day. The movie, easily Scott's best since Crimson Tide, does exactly that thing itself.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • Though it's a ridiculous ride, it offers the heightened pulse of a great race.

    Bruce Diones — New Yorker

  • The movie is as relentless as the train, slowly gathering momentum before a relentless final hour of continuous suspense. In terms of sheer craftsmanship, this is a superb film.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Unmanned freight train's loose. Must be stopped. Veteran train engineer Denzel Washington and newbie Chris Pine are on the job. Questions? I can't believe we wasted even that much time on the plot.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The main story is gripping, flawlessly paced, and nicely grounded in operational detail.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Scott shoots and edits Unstoppable with roller-coaster momentum and an eye (and ear) on that roaring tonnage of steel.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • This is a terrific, sweaty, men-on-a-mission adventure, with heroic blue-collar railwaymen, pencil-pushing bureaucrats and hotheads in the head office battling to halt an unmanned runaway train.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • There's a gut-level simplicity to "Unstoppable" that works despite all its cliches.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Unstoppable is a movie in a hurry, quickly building a momentum that befits its title and never letting up till the end.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Given the linear, one-track nature of the plot, Scott and Bomback prove surprisingly effective at delivering a well-rounded experience, going out of their way to fill in the personalities of their two leads.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

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