In "The Taking of Pelham 123," Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there's one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
557 Ratings
557 Ratings

51% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5.4/10
  • Fresh 116
  • Rotten 110

Critics Consensus: Despite a strong cast, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 suffers under the excesses of Tony Scott's frantic direction, and fails to measure up to the 1974 original.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Remake of '70s thriller is riveting but violent and intense.

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures
Released
Copyright
© 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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