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At Theaters: 11/12/2010 On Video: 2/15/2011
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 38 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 569907
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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A train loaded with elementary schools kids on a field trip to the Fuller Yard are at risk of being hit by a runaway train. A veteran train engineer and a young conductor race to stop the unmanned runaway train.
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Action Drama Thriller - Like most of the work of director Tony Scott, this is a slick action thriller heavy on thrills but light on plot. There is a minimum of violence, which should give it appeal to an audience broader than the young adult male audience. Fans of stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson will have plenty to savor. While there is a minimum of violence, language and intense sequences are of caution for parents of young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Denzel Washington THE BOOK OF ELI, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123
Chris Pine CARRIERS, STAR TREK, BLIND DATING, JUST MY LUCK
Rosario Dawson PERCY JACKSON, RENT
Director: Tony Scott THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, DEJA VU, DOMINO
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Production Notes Heading
Introduction
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 16 S-words, 10 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A man wounds his leg; hard falls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases, crashes, explosions.
COMEDY: Some comic banter.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Unstoppable, a 95-minute thrill ride from director Tony Scott, delivers the right level of adrenaline. Unfortunately, the sheer exhilaration is dampened somewhat by an overreliance upon action/thriller stock situations and characters.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good The movie is as relentless as the train, slowly gathering momentum before a relentless final hour of continuous suspense. In terms of sheer craftsmanship, this is a superb film.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 127 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
14
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
14
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
37
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
43
Very High
95%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 127 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:They nearly all loved "Unstoppable."
TEENS:Great reviews from both the males and females. Nearly everyone loved this movie very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:There weren't many reviews in this age group, but most loved it. Only a couple of the males rated it below average. Both the females loved it.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are almost the same. Approximately half loved "Unstoppable." Another quarter enjoyed it very much. The remaining quarter rated it average, which is a bit disappointing, but not bad.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
October 12 begins with the usual early morning rush at Fuller Yard in Wilkins, Pennsylvania. The night shift is eager to head home and the members of the morning crew are dragging themselves in, coffee in hand. As two hostlers take a break to wolf down breakfast, they are interrupted and asked to move one of the newest trains on the line to a different track. It seems Fuller Yard is going to host a field trip of elementary school kids headed down from Olean, New York. Annoyed but unfazed, the yard workers begin the task of moving the 777, an absolute beast of a train, when one of them makes the ill-fated decision to take a short cut to get the job done faster. But faster is not always safer and the new locomotive outfitted with the most modern computerized bells and whistles, carrying 39 cars, transforms into a monster coaster in the blink of an eye.

200 miles down the line, at Mingo Yard in Brewster, the day begins with the same routine. Before heading off on their runs, the old guard of railroaders shares a last cup of coffee over paperwork. As they trade war stories of lackluster performances by rookie conductors and brakemen Frank Barnes discovers his conductor is Will Colson, a new political hire. Frank is none too pleased but he keeps his opinion to himself. Once aboard the 1206, a tough older 6-axel engine with lots of miles, Frank is all work, making it plainly obvious to Will that his 28 years of service will trump Will's four months on the job every time.

Despite the petty aggravations of the day, no one at either yard would ever suspect the afternoon could turn into the terrorizing ordeal it was about to become – one that would test the mettle of two everyday men who become extraordinary heroes.

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