Movie Review : Denzel Washington’s Unstoppable (2010)


Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn, and Kevin Corrigan
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Eric McLeod
Released: November 26,2010
Watched at Prasadz,Hyderabad
Denzel Washington teams with director Tony Scott for the fifth time (after ‘CRIMSON TIDE’, ‘MAN ON FIRE’, ‘DEJA VU’ and ‘THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123). The last two being runaway train movies.


Unstoppable tells the story of Frank (Denzel Washington) and Will (Chris Pine) in their efforts to chase down a rogue train and stop it before it destroys most of a Pennsylvania town (and, as it always seems to be, their loved ones). Throughout they must deal with greedy corporate officials, highly complicated attempts to slow the train down, and a stark difference of life perceptions between one another. Can they stop the train in time or will their efforts fall short and result in the death of those closest to them?

Denzel Washington: brings the right mix of gravitas and humor to the role, and reminds us once again just why he is one of the top stars in Hollywood.I know he can do better than this.
Chris Pine: Looks good on screen and seems to play his role with ease as the younger and cockier railway worker.
Rosario Dawson: Her performance as a headstrong woman in a man’s world is a pleasure to watch.
Tony Scott does a wonderful job in that department. The cinematography (Ben Seresin) and directing choices he made are beautiful and really help make things tense for the audience. Harry Gregson-Williams scores interesting tunes, which hops around from elusive piano themes, to loud electronics .

The film is just a fun crowd pleasing action film but it’s extremely entertaining and I can’t see it disappointing anyone really.It just ends up feeling a tad out of place so close to the end of fall. But it is what it is and it’s the type of film that almost everyone will enjoy.

Unstoppable all about 1,000,000 tons. 100,000 lives. 100 minutes.

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