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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

Can You Change the Past?new

If the science fiction in Déjà Vu has more to do with fiction than science, it’s not as though the movie ever pauses long enough for that realization to fully take hold.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  11-22-2006  |  Reviews

The Singing Defective

This is Hollywood's sorta-true version of Domino Harvey's story of a model turned bounty-hunter.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  10-14-2005  |  Reviews

Bad Girls Are Even Betternew

Attention-deficit filmmaking reaches a new pinnacle in Tony Scott's hyperstylized portrait of a bounty hunter as an iconic bad girl.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  10-14-2005  |  Reviews


Self-consciously cool hyphenated heist hybrid Domino is utterly and consistently ridiculous, just one of the main reasons for the film's relentless awesome-ness.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  10-13-2005  |  Reviews

Film Dumbs Down Bounty Hunter's Lifenew

In the right hands, heists make compelling films, and Domino Harvey seems a ripe subject for a psychological study. But director Tony Scott seems not just disinterested, but actively opposed to narrative clarity or exploring human nature.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  10-13-2005  |  Reviews

Blown Jobnew

Tony Scott turns another fascinating story into yet another big-things-go-boom movie.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Gary Dowell  |  10-13-2005  |  Reviews

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