In early afternoon, four armed men hijack a subway train in Manhattan. They stop on a slight incline, decoupling the first car to let the rest of the train coast back. Their leader is Ryder; he connects by phone with Walter Garber, the dispatcher watching that line. Garber is a supervisor temporarily demoted while being investigated for bribery. Ryder demands $10 million within an hour, or he'll start shooting hostages. He'll deal only with Garber. The mayor okays the payoff, the news of the hostage situation sends the stock market tumbling, and it's unclear what Ryder really wants or if Garber is part of the deal. Will hostages, kidnappers, and negotiators live through this? . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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Rodney E (kr) wrote: There are some weaker things here(like some of the score and a total Arronofsky style shot) but Michael Shannon is awesome in this.
James A (fr) wrote: Gosling's signature eerie and reserved performance gives this otherwise mediocre film some much needed character.
bran p (ru) wrote: [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Much Ado About Nothing for the most part, never shedding much emotional light nor depth on the motivations of Trevor (Brent Gorski, also the screenwriter), and, in the end, barring some serious extrapolation--not even nihilistic enough to be nihilistic.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Trevor lives in LA, and there is enough implied vapidity to fill a few dozen hot air balloons to fly over Chavez Ravine 10 times over. Why is it that films set in NY seem to celebrate that city, but films set in Los Angeles seem only to suggest a lot of meaninglessness? I ask--where's the love?[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]When the film opens, we are provided some perfunctory indie shots-those lazy lingering shots that focus on lips, eyes, you get the picture-and then an overdose. In fact, the poster for the film reminds me a lot of High Art in concept, but whereas High Art had Radha Mitchell and Ally Sheedy, this one gets an often underperforming Gorski. [/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]It's not that Gorski is bad at all. He just appears to have written about emotions that he has not yet experienced. So he fails to transmit much or add much in the way of oomph. Give someone like Charlize Theron this scene, and the woman (even dressed as a man playing a gay guy) hits it out of the ball park. Sorry, I?m still on the Dodger Stadium meme.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Because this is a gay film, Trevor is bound to meet his new love interest at an unlikely place, say, like the emergency room. Here, the love interest is hunky doctor Ephram (Eli Kranski with enough cross over charm and appeal to probably land a few straight dude leading roles). And Trevor's there with the overdose victim who is no less than his off-on-on-off-on boyfriend Darrell.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]It is obvious that Trevor has acted as enabler to Darrell?s addict, and there is some baggage there that must be overcome if Trevor and Ephram are to live happily ever after. Granted, Darrell?s heroin problem mostly manifests in severe bouts of drowsiness. Give the guy a double espresso already. Heroin addiction be damned.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Gorski throws a lot of hurdles in front of the burgeoning relationship trying to keep the perfect guy (Ephram) from becoming boring. Wait, maybe that?s why Darrell?s so sleepy! Seriously though, one can only look at the US Bank Building so many times before crying uncle. [/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]As Trevor?s friends Andi (Melissa Searing) and Jake (Jay Brennan in a very good turn), Searing and Brennan are mostly left on the periphery to deliver a snarky sentence here or there. And it?s never clear the nature of the bind that ties all three together. She?s a straight alcoholic. Trevor is a self centered bore. Jake is a cynical gigolo. I would try to connect three, but I?m still trying to figure out the point of the damn plot.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]I especially did not care for the exploitative HIV subplot?the token straight girl gets the HIV proving that not just gay guys get the HIV, and oh yes, after school message shout out, don?t get so shite faced that you can?t even remember the douche who gave you the HIV.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]The storyline is treated flippantly, perhaps even cruelly.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]But I?m being harsh. This is an earnest film, and, for the most part, the direction, production, and the actors outshine the source material in nearly every instance.[/color][/font] [font=Tahoma][color=#000000]Brennan has a bright future ahead of him. Gorski has written more than a few spot on laugh out loud lines. Searing just was not given a lot to work with. Being the token straight girl is not all it?s cracked up to be. And as Ephram, Kranski oozes a sexy innocence.[/color][/font]
Alex C (ca) wrote: The song the movie opens with is too bubbly to dislike. That's pretty much all I have to say... It's a solidly average B-movie horror. The last half an hour was pretty disappointing.
Raynard P (it) wrote: Required viewing for aspiring musicians, fans... and for those of us who were there.
Lysann B (mx) wrote: You can't deny this movie has charme. And for a Tinseltown remake of it's French original it's a surprisingly good laugh. The cast is well chosen, with a young, fresh-faced Tara Reid, before she became a farce of herself.
William F (ca) wrote: Too outrageous and unreliable.
Nate J (it) wrote: This is one of those masterpiece low budget early pieces which remains a quality piece of viewing every time you watch. There is a song near the beginning which will implant itself in your head and NEVER leave. Great movie, a lot of fun.
Toni S (jp) wrote: Simply great Hollywood entertainment for the early 90s. In some ways it's as if you're watching Keanu Reeves audition/train for his role in The Matrix.
Justin B (au) wrote: With Hughes and Columbus' names attached, you'll know what to expect. It's often contrived and inanely simple but It's also genuinely funny and irresistibly sweet mostly thanks to Candy and O'Hara.
Kelly M (au) wrote: While I lived in Orange County, California, I played on the California Beach Volleyball Association. I went from A to AAA play and was only four tourneyments from going onto the Professional Circut before I moved here to the Denver Metroplitan area. I have met/ practiced with such people as Karch Kiraly!
Alex K (us) wrote: My Favorite War Film Is 1998's Saving Private Ryan.
WS W (br) wrote: Oh, I used to like this kind of inspirational films so much.