When a group of hijackers led by criminal mastermind Ryder take the passengers aboard a New York subway train hostage and demand a king’s ransom, it’s up to subway dispatcher Walter Garber to bring them down.
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For me it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I'm not a Tony Scott fan and I loved the original, but for an action film from todays "remake factory" aka Hollywood, I wouldn't place it in the "shit pile", maybe the "ho hum" pile. Hollywood pumps out worse each and every week.
Perhaps the most underrated of Scott's post-Enemy of the State period, as the others all (deservedly) appear to have supporters. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's write-up said it the best: a film about two men talking over radios. No one can string time, settings and people together like Scott. His skill with editing is incredible.
For what this movie was supposed to be, filler, it wasn't too bad. I expected nothing and came away thinking "that didn't suck". Yes, it's denzel playing his usual character, yes it's John Travolta playing a white mike Tyson, however the whole movie was kept pretty interesting and a good use of a Manhattan map for transitions. Meh, there are worse movies out there...
it's always great to see Travolta in his bad guy mode (i love his performance in broken arrow,face off,and swordfish).and watching him chewing the scenery in this movie,makes it one step ahead from mediocrity