Film #354: UNSTOPPABLE
3.5 out of 5 stars
A thoroughly predictable but still fun & exciting thriller. Taking what he learned from the TAKING OF PELHAM 123 remake and setting aside much of a story, director Tony Scott takes his audience on what is essentially a non-stop thrill ride. Yes, the characters are one-dimensional and the story has an ending you’ll see coming ...‘round the bend (see what I did there?), but he still manages to keep viewers on the edge of their seat and make them wonder “what’s gonna happen” (even though the narrative never leaves the tracks). Both Denzel and Chris Pine do journeymen’s work and the supporting cast is solid, but it is ALWAYS Scott’s film. Fun as hell, but still somehow as comforting as a meal you’ve had before, UNSTOPPABLE is a nice little popcorn flick that you may not be blown away by, but you’ll definitely enjoy.