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'Pelham' Works as a Lowbrow Thriller, but Travolta is Just Awfulnew

John Travolta is a lousy actor. Let's just be honest about this: I mean, he has an act, but he's not acting. He just spits back the shtick he memorized in Pulp Fiction while quietly praying to Xenu that no one notices.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  06-17-2009  |  Reviews

The New 'Pelham': Just Another Mindless Tony Scott Productnew

Like almost every single one of Scott's movies since 1998's Enemy of the State, though, Pelham's inevitable critical drubbing probably won't stop it from making pretty good money.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Bret McCabe  |  06-16-2009  |  Reviews

'Pelham' Remake Makes It Out of the Station Only to Jump the Tracksnew

Director Tony Scott turns a presciently post-9/11 movie into an explicitly post-9/11 movie. Make that post-post-9/11: The chief bad guy only looks like a terrorist, when in fact he's an even scarier, more au courant foe -- a commodities trader!
Nashville Scene  |  Jim Ridley  |  06-12-2009  |  Reviews

Tony Scott Continues Hijacking Denzel's Career in 'The Taking of Pelham 123'

How does one of the most universally respected actors of this generation come to trust this particular director -- and his obvious fascination with style over substance -- so implicitly?
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  06-09-2009  |  Reviews

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