Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Taking of Pelham 123 - REVIEW

Film of the Day #147/ 300

Tony Scott appears to have upped his caffeine intake for this unexpectedly entertaining remake. The Taking Of Pelham 123 stays on track as a slick and well-crafted suspense thriller featuring fine performances by Denzel Washington, John Travolta and James Gandolfini. If you've never seen the original, Scott has updated the setting, but, more significantly, he's refashioned things in tone, style and theme. It’s said that movies aren’t as good as they used to be; however, The Taking Of Pelham 123 is a classy updating of the original, strong on pace and atmosphere.