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Unstoppable [Blu-ray]

 Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
Price: 33.46 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004NHGW7G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,033 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Orson Welles once said that directing a movie was like playing with the greatest toy train set in the world, and Tony Scott seems to be taking him literally. With the caboose of Scott's Taking of Pelham 123 barely in the distance, the filmmaker turned to Unstoppable, a train-chase picture loosely inspired by a true story (and perhaps just a smidgen by Runaway Train, the 1985 film based on an Akira Kurosawa script). At a Pennsylvania rail yard, some clueless workers let an unmanned train get loose, and the thing is soon hurtling across the countryside. Did we mention that it's pulling a few cars' worth of highly toxic material? Did you doubt it would be? Meanwhile, old-time engineer Denzel Washington and new conductor Chris Pine are making a routine run nearby--of course, in the movies, a routine run almost always turns into something wild. This odd couple is the only hope for stopping the runaway, while upper management dithers and an operations-room dispatcher (Rosario Dawson) spends most of the movie talking into her headset. Scott is an unabashed manipulator, and he yanks all the strings at his disposal for this whipped-up pageant: song cues, hype-filled reaction shots, stunts aplenty. It's all so aggressive, it makes you wish the exciting story could be allowed to tell itself. But the pulse does quicken, if you can turn your mind off for a while. And although it's faint praise, the movie is undeniably better than Pelham 123.--Robert Horton

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars exactly what you expect 28 Mar 2011
If you have seen the trailer for this film you know exactly what is going to happen in it: runaway train with highly explosive cargo heads towards built up area with only two gutsy railwaymen and their underappreciated female manager between it and disaster! Indeed, even if you haven't seen the trailer you could probably sketch the back story of every character in the film and how these stories are going to resolve just based on the 25 word summary I have just given.

That said, over the past 6 months I have found few more entertaining ways to spend a few hours in the cinema. Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson are typically charasmatic in roles that don't tax them excessively but which they deliver effortlessly, and the predictability of the movie strangely adds rather than detracts from the tension.

Perhaps not a classic, but crowd-pleasing enterainment, professionally done and almost guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unmissable 31 Dec 2011
I was dubious about watching this film as I thought the train out of control theme has been overdone. But I recommend you give this one a try as it manages to keep you gripped all the way through. You will probably assume you know what happens in the end, but that doesn't matter, it will still keep you watching and is a great action film that you can easily watch again. Take a ride!
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Proper popcorn movie 14 Feb 2011
Huge frieght train is accidentaly released unmanned when brakes are turned off during a routine move and so begins the movie...

A great example of how to make a very simple story engaging for a full movie duration, the action ramps up nicely with the speed of the train and the increasingly frantic efforts to stop it before it careers off track to catastrophic effect.

Introduction of principle characters family members adds a little padding but very hard to recall a Mr Washington movie that failed to satisfy. His presence even made the ridiculous Pelham 123 watchable. He excels again in unstoppable.

Good action movie, highly dramatised but recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unstoppable 10 Dec 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This DVD is simply brilliant. Full of action and no swearing which makes a pleasant change. I just love it. Service from Seller was excellent and the DVD arrived within 48hours and was in perfect condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
King of the eyeball-bleeding fast-edit Tony Scott Directing
A juggernaut train with a deadly cargo loses its brakes.
If it ploughs into the civilian area at the end of the line there’ll be carnage.
Denzel Washington and Chris Pine are at the stricken controls.
Count me in baby...

"Unstoppable" does exactly what it says on the tin - and I'll bet it hired like a mother when it came out. Putting the ‘thrill’ into ‘thriller’ – it’s the kind of pump-action entertainment the Americans are just ‘so’ good at.

OK - it hasn’t got the story depth of say "Flight" - but it has the mighty Denzel and the very likeable Chris Pine doing their best "I'm Boss - You Grunt" routine. Cue running along the top of carriages at ludicrous speeds - and on it goes to the fantastic hugging a curvy bridge sequence at the steel-screeching climax...

Fans should note however that if you buy – avoid the temptingly cheap ‘US’ edition on BLU RAY – it’s REGION A LOCKED and therefore won’t play on our machines unless they’re chipped to be ‘all regions’ (which few are).

Go for the UK issue instead - buckle up, bite into your lettuce and cucumber sandwich and thank God for British Rail…
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good bit of Hokum 2 Dec 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I saw bits of this on TV so decided that in spite of the typical american approach to railway safety (!) it was sufficiently entertaining to warrant buying it on Blu Ray. Good quality transfer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Usual Denzel! 11 Nov 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Bought this as a stocking filler for the other half as he is a true Denzel fan! Film is a good watch, Denzel plays his usual self. Film came quickly and did what it said on the tin!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unstoppable 26 Oct 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great movie great story line fantastic action glad i bought it to add to my collection
recommend it to anyone
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent seller
item was despatched very quickly and was in condition described good film very pleased with it overall. would recommend to others
Published 19 days ago by Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film.
Anyone liking Denzel Washington will love this film.
Denzel really gets into character in this action film and takes a Rooky for a ride he won't forget. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Mr. D. Woods
4.0 out of 5 stars good film
i had watched this film on tv but missed about the first 3 minutes of it and wanted to watch it all and it was a good film, denzel and chris have been good actors for years and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by phil
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Movie
Full on fast action from beginning to end with plenty of suspense all the way through, with the terror running here and there makes it even better. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robyn B. Mcgorm
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film
I love this film. So pleased I was able to purchase from Amazon. The DVD is in excellant condition even though it was delivered a day late, sometime these things cannot be... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lez
2.0 out of 5 stars A pale shadow
of the 80’s classic “Runaway Train”. Yes, I bet there were great movies of this type before RT, but well, this is certainly not great.

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Published 2 months ago by fat man on a bicycle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
Held my breath pretty much all the way through! Fabulous action all the way through and the story line keeps you hooked all the way :)
Published 4 months ago by Miss Ruth J. Primmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie
Along the lines of Pelham 123, but in my opinion rather better! There is good human interest alongside a gripping storyline.
Published 5 months ago by mikestill63
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
watched this on tv and thought it was ok. ordered it and it was about 3 inc P&P - you cannot go wrong! good fun
Published 5 months ago by Mark Twain
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