Summary: How this movie gets an average that pushes it into the green scores from the 'professional' critics makes me question exactly how corrupt they are; more than I thought, apparently. Swag must be good. I agree with JamesL that "Denzel has quit acting". I hope he gave his salary to charity.
Summary: This would be a PERFECT movie for Mystery Science 3000. 30 seconds into the film I was squirming in my seat from the unrealistic dialog and scenarios. I've totally lost respect for Denzel Washington as an actor appearing in such a piece of trash.
Summary: I was hoping this movie might be accurate in depicting railroads as I have railroaded for over 30 years. This movie was terrible. Every cliche from the threatening boss, the rogue engineer, the kid winning his respect, the train clearly going about 15 mph when it is said to be going 70. Please.
Summary: The film occasionally keeps you on the edge of your seats, there are some good train shots on the bleak background of industrial Pennsylvania, but it's too predictable, has too much nonsense (how can you swiitch the leading engine to a side track but keep the runaway train going straight?...!
Summary: If you've seen John Voight in RUNAWAY TRAIN - you've seen a far more accomplished movie than this. Big, brash and utterly, utterly predictable. Much like pretty much everything Tony Scott's done of late.