“The Ultimate Movie Review!”
“You Wouldn't Expect A Film About A Runaway Train On A Controlled Track To Be Thrilling...”
“Unstoppable Is What I Would Define As A Standard Action Flick. You Know The Premise, You Know There Will Be Tense Moments And You Know That Are Only Two Real Possible Outcomes.”
“An Intense, Mile-a-minute Thriller That'll Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seats!”
“The Main Problem With This Is That If You've Seen Tony Scott's Movies Before You Definitely Seen This One Already.”
“As Implausible The Film Maybe Its Still An Entertaining Truly Original Edge Of Your Seat Non-stop Thrill Ride That Never Lets Up. With Outstanding Lead Performances From Denzel Washington And Chris Pine , This Just May Well Be Tony Scott's Best Film”
“A Grave Disappointment.”
“"Action Packed-Gritty-Grimy-Load-Explosive-Frantic-This Is No Ordinary Train Ride.Truly A Grand Watch, Simple Easy, Laid Back. Everything You Could Want From A Tony Scott Film."-”
“Entertainong But Not Blockbuster Material”
“Its's Good.. But Not Great”
“Heart Pumping Tension Driving Thrill Ride !”
“The Whole Audience Was Gasping And Applauding, Throughout The Entire Film. It's An Unstoppable Thrill-ride!”
“We're Gonna Run This Bitch Down!”
“Definitely Tony Scott's Best Film”
“Like An Actual Locomotive The Movie Starts Off Slow But Picks Up Speed Fast And Becomes An Exciting Joyride By The Film's End. Denzel Washington And Chris Pine Have A Terrific Chemistry Together And Are Believable In Their Roles.”
“Tense, Exciting, Beautiful, Entertaining, I-am-a-popcorn-picture FUN”
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
It's predictable but plausible and exciting...
Philip French - Guardian [UK]
As this strangely dull story headed for the buffers, the forces dragging my eyelids south were unstoppable.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
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
Get popcorn and flex your chomping muscles.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
The director of the limp "Pelham 123″ remake takes a second shot at his railway movie, and this time gets it right.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Being an explosive personality himself, Scott really knows how to ratchet up the tension, with lots of fast cuts and relentless action.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
NONE of us is as dumb as ALL of us: The real life story of how we (seriously) lost control of a train!
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Though inspired by a real incident, the movie is an opportunistic political allegory about an economy that's out of control and industries that are weakened by layoffs, under-staffing and corporate callousness.
- Globe and Mail
An adrenaline-infused runaway-train flick that perfectly distills director Tony Scott's talents and limitations.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Unstoppable, a 95-minute thrill ride from director Tony Scott, delivers the right level of adrenaline. Unfortunately, the sheer exhilaration is dampened somewhat by an overreliance upon action/thriller stock situations and characters.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Delivers all the goods mainstream action fans could want.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
Finally, we've found the ideal use for Tony Scott's hyperkinetic, headache-inducing filmmaking style: a movie about a runaway train.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Unstoppable is a bang-up ride that means to wring you out. Mission accomplished.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Of course it's implausible, but it's also consistently entertaining.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
"Unstoppable" is as good as its name. A runaway train drama that never slows down, it fashions familiarity into a virtue and shows why old-school professionalism never goes out of style.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Director Tony Scott delivers in this exciting thrill ride.
John Hanlon - Big Hollywood
Scott proves once again that action movies don't need to be a headache-inducing, bright, loud, irritating experience, but instead can be something more when given the right treatment.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
The title, then, is probably referring to the human spirit. That's corny, but it works.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Despite Tony Scott managing to maintain his high-octane style, the relative simplicity of the plot gives Unstoppable a more intimate feel than his usual bombastic actioner
Laurence Boyce - Little White Lies
... As the train picks up speed, the movie does the same.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Thunderous, metallic, ominous, screeching sound effects add to the sensory perception that you're watching a megaton monster barreling toward a dramatic showdown.
Neil Pond - American Profile
Welcome to the Machismo Express.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
Pretty heavy on cliches, but the simple fact that the film's one giant popcorn-infused action sequence should please most action fans.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
Scott subdues his more stylized tendencies to deliver the kind of meat-and-potatoes action thriller that might very well be watched and enjoyed by the heroic blue collar characters in this movie.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
Unstoppable takes a simple premise and spins it into an entertaining film surging with pure energy.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Tony Scott's Unstoppable is, in a word, awesome.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Washington has these films down to a science by now, and it's fun to watch a consummate professional do his thing.
James Plath - DVDTown.com
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
John Hazelton - Screen International
Just the ticket for fun at the movies, Unstoppable is a non-stop joy ride.
Roger Tennis - Cinemaclips.com
This simple but effective man versus machine blockbuster signals a return to form for director Tony Scott.
Andreas Heinemann - Flicks.co.nz