Unstoppable Delivers a 'Joyride'
It may be forgettable, but it's still a thrill
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 12, 2010 12:38 PM CST

(Newser) – If you expect nothing more than a wild ride from Unstoppable, you’ll be satisfied: the film won’t make you think, but it’ll keep you entertained, critics say.

  • “Confession: I thought this movie would suck,” writes Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. In fact, “Your head will spin. Your palms will sweat. Your nerves will fry. What more do you want from a train movie?”
  • Kyle Smith agrees at the New York Post: "I wouldn’t want to see five movies like this one each week but it’s a cheeky, madcap joyride."

  • In the New York Times, Manohla Dargis applauds the actors: Chris Pine “easily holds your attention with that bad attitude and those near-translucent blue eyes. This is no small thing, given the dominating force sitting next to him” in the form of Denzel Washington.
  • Elizabeth Weitzman sums it up in the New York Daily News: “This probably isn't a trip you'll remember in the long run. But if you're looking for some popcorn thrills, it'll definitely get you where you need to go.