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: Embellished on a true story, Tony Scott’s Unstoppable has the fundamental elements of a good meat-and-potatoes thriller: a runaway freight train careening down the main line, a couple of likeable blue-collar types tasked with stopping it, and a tight 90-plus minutes to get the job done.