Summary: A balls-to-the-wall action flick that leaves little to the imagination, but plenty for the eyes and ears to take in. Good solid entertainment, a wonderful audio and video presentation, and a heaping of great extras make this one a excellent value for the money.
Summary: Unstoppable will fill all of your adrenaline needs and still offer you a nice piece of character drama as well. I actually liked it better the second time through. I wasn’t so focused on the background. There was a lot to pick up on as I watched it again. So this is more than just a rental.
Conclusion: 'Unstoppable' takes a simple premise and runs with it full throttle, but this taut action flick from director Tony Scott never penetrates our hearts and minds. Cardboard characters and a one-dimensional script keep it mired in mediocrity, and though it's fun enough while it lasts, I can't imagine...
Conclusion: What Unstoppable does have going for it is its theme of redemption, common to Scott's films, as well as some large-scale action setpieces. If you're looking for a slick flick to fill an evening, you could do a lot worse. Product Details
Conclusion: Ever-so-loosely "Inspired by Real Events" that occurred in Ohio in 2001, Unstoppable is a man versus machine action epic that rapidly builds momentum and, once at top speed, rarely slows. It may be instantly forgettable after it's all over, but the ride is definitely worth it.
Excerpt: The train roars. No, seriously, Unstoppable’s massive chunk of metal actually emits the sound of a creature from some SyFy Channel movie. There’s even a little mechanical gurgle that sounds like something from Transformers . Take one point for the sound design.
Excerpt: On paper Unstoppable looks like a relic, a leftover from a time when people were still impressed by railroads. The trains are still out there, chugging across the American landscape carrying everything that won’t fit in an 18-wheeler, but (despite the efforts of Wes Anderson) Hollywood no longer...
Summary: Popcorn-movie that it is, this straightforward actioner from director Tony Scott - about a runaway train carrying tons of toxic chemicals - delivers exactly what you'd expect and nothing more.