Unstoppable 2010

LOVEFiLM By Post

Britain’s largest choice of DVDs and Blu-rays to rent by post £7.99 per month.

Start your 30 day free trial

Existing LOVEFiLM member? Switch account

Prime and Prime Instant Video members can receive unlimited discs, two at a time, for £6.99 per month after trial.

(152) IMDb 6.8/10
LOVEFiLM By Post

A rail company frantically works to prevent an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city.

Starring:
Ethan Suplee, Denzel Washington
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 34 minutes
Starring Ethan Suplee, Denzel Washington, Jessy Schram, Kevin Dunn, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine, Elizabeth Mathis
Director Tony Scott
Genres Thriller
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 25 April 2011
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Aidan J. McQuade on 28 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Badgerman on 31 Dec 2011
Format: DVD
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!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pat & Mike on 21 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Recorded this on TV as , "may be watch able", I also have "The old "Runaway Train" DVD, starring Jon Voight.

* But Just ordered this on Blu ray region 2*

As a rail fan, and of simulators, I was already into the film, fascinated by the workings of US rail roads.
However, I found the level of live action, and sheer build up to the first accident at a crossing , fit enough to say WoW!.
No Wonder Chris Pine got the Job as Cptn Kirk, he certainty showed, not only believable worry about his personal life, but he definitely has the physical quality's to do some pretty demanding stuff. No need to give away plot here, but of course always some daft employee who takes a short cut at work, and creates a drama. I was expecting "Runaway train", but instead got a really masterful creative treat, with great scenery, the usual bosses making decisions based on how to not lose a lot of shares, and a great rail road controller, who , even through some idiot employees, being a bit obnoxious., manages to fill in all the spaces.

You seen 007 drive a car on a railway line, in Octopussy,? Fiction yeah? Then prepare for a surprise as the Rail company's own car drives on rails :P

An Excellent buy, for a lot of Movie, cant wait to here it 5.1 when the blu -ray arrives. if you liked "Runaway Train", but wasn't keen on the violence and language, then, this is the movie for you. 10/10
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Movieman on 14 Feb 2011
Format: DVD
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PK on 30 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
They say one Man's meat is another mans poison.

For me this was one of the most exiting films I have ever watched.

The story line is believable which is good because it is based on a true story, the action relentless once the films establishes a few background plots, the action shots are intense and brilliantly done.

Two of my favourite artists star in it anyway which helped me buy in the first place.

Congratulations to Tony Scott (Director) Denzil Washington, Chris Pine and the stunt men who made this film memorable for me.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brandon H.S. on 18 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
One of the best films 2010! The acting is good, the plot is simple and the action is awesome! Whatever CG glue has been used to trick the impossible, the film definitely has a real-world presence. Where most movies are just about special effects and CGI, "the real thing" as Tony Scott said is even better! What's also good is this film gets straight to the story, instead of waiting 30 minutes for the excitement to begin. So ignore any negative reviews about this brilliant thrill-ride. Some days a runaway train movie just hits the spot.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Sarnian on 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 3 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Based on an actual event, it tells of the heroics of train driver 'Frank Barnes' ( Denzel Washington ) and conductor 'Will Colson' ( Chris Pine ) as they risk their lives to prevent a disaster.
Due to human error 'train 777' becomes a runaway, it's hauling several carriages. many holding highly volatile cargo, if the train cannot be stopped or and slowed down before it reaches the severe bend in the track at 'Stanton' many lives could be lost.
the film will draw you on board with the chase to catch '777' and the tension will engulf you, you'll not take your eyes off the screen.
'Denzel Washington' rarely makes a bad movie, this does not buck the trend it's an exciting watch.
Films such as this is why we own HD players.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again