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Unstoppable

posted by Nell Minow
B
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
MPAA Rating:Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and peril and some language
Profanity:Some strong language
Nudity/Sex:References to marital jealousy and suspicion of infidelity
Alcohol/Drugs:Some social drinking
Violence/Scariness:Intense peril and action violence, character killed (off-screen), some injuries
Diversity Issues:Diverse characters
Movie Release Date:November 12, 2010
DVD Release Date:February 15, 2011

Don’t think of it as a train. Think of it as “a missile the size of the Chrysler building.” That is what the station supervisor, Connie (Rosario Dawson) says when she finds out that the driverless train is carrying toxic and highly flammable cargo and heading toward a city with a lot of people and a sharp curve that the train cannot stay on at its speed. Or, you can think of it the way director Tony Scott does — as a delivery system for adrenaline.

A speeding train. Bureaucrats who don’t understand the problem and would not know how to solve it if they did. Real working people who do both. And a couple of guys who have to get to know one another at breakneck speed as they try to find a way to stop a missile the size of the Chrysler building.

Fortunately, one of those guys is Denzel Washington who singlehandedly anchors the eye of the storm, steadying the story and adding focus and even a little bit of depth. He is, as they used to say about Superman, more powerful than a locomotive.



  • http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-baltimore/tom-clocker Tom Clocker – Baltimore Movie Examiner

    Nell,
    I absolutely LOVED this movie! I love Tony Scott’s eye and film style and every time he teams up with Denzel, good things happen. Curiously, this is their second straight film together about a train. Hmmm.
    It had a great pace, great cinematography, great performances and left you on the edge of your seat with your fingers digging into the armrests.
    A+ 10/10
    http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-baltimore/movie-review-unstoppable-10-out-of-10-review
    Tom

  • Shary

    I agree with Tom. This one is a real nail biter.

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