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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Pelham 123 (2009)

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What’s it about?


Armed men hijack a train within the New York City subway line with specific intentions and purposes, while putting the lives of New Yorkers in the fate of an everyday dispatcher’s hands.

Who is in it?

Denzel Washington – Walter Garber

John Travolta – Ryder



Favorite Scene


After refusing to discuss an ongoing accusation and investigation of accepting a bribe, Ryder, knowing of this history, pressures Garber into admitting to the crime in front of officials by threatening to kill a teenage hostage.

Favorite Quote

“Life is simple now. They just have to do what I say.”

Ryder: Well, I got faith in you man... but I gotta ask you one question. You know that thing when you told your wife about the 35K, how did she react? 
Walter Garber: Look, we gotta talk about... 
Ryder: No, don't be sensitive. 
Walter Garber: I'm not being sensitive. 
Ryder: Well, did she freak out or what? 
Walter Garber: She... wasn't happy, but she understood. 
Ryder: Well, that's love right? 
Walter Garber: No, that's marriage... that's another thing.


Review

Pelham 123, a remake of the original thriller is an intense movie with lots of action, great acting, and gripping drama. Denzel Washington and John Travolta are both great in their respective roles, especially Travolta who pulls off the role of the psycho mad-man. The movie is filled with end-to-end action, sleek camera angles, and well written, and high-grade dialogue.

Pelham 123 is an awesome movie that is similar to the movies in the Bourne Trilogy for its unpredictability, action, and constant must-see feel. Highly recommended, and a definite watch.

Grade: 3/5

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