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  1. Mtume Gant's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    I know its a cliche to say this, but they don't make movies like this anymore. The authentic NY atmosphere and speech, the genuine intensity, narrative arch and performances PERFORMANCES. Robert Shaw is chilling, young Hector Elizondo is scary and Matthau...goes from depth to comedy in a split second. Classic.

  2. gld48's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

  3. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    One of the great music scores of any film, but also one of the best on location films ever. Up there with Dassin's Naked City and French Connection for my money. The cast is impeccable. Everyone is just top notch and gives their characters so much life. Probably Matthaus best non-comedic role, although his face at the end is hysterical. 5 easy stars. Essential 70s classic

  4. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    This is a great movie. With one of the best endings of the time. Too bad Tony Scott tried to ruin it its legacy.

  5. east1999's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Self destroys in the last half hour, being entirely predictable and unrewarding. Walter Matthau knows nothing all the time, but is given a lot of screen time. Some details could expand to social commentary but they never do. I wished the Color Gang won the day against this lame New York.

  6. Federico Boswarlos's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    3.5 Best public transit movie ever?

  7. miles's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    robert shaw is just flawless.

  8. Steve G.'s rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    From David Shire's rollicking opening title theme right to the brilliant final shot of Walter Matthau's expression, The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three puts not a single foot wrong in its entire running time. Infused with a sarcastic New York wit despite the ruthlessness of the criminals involved, it's one of the great American films of the 1970s of any genre. One of my favourites of all time and always will be.

  9. Cathy Heard's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Stone cold classic of gritty, dirty, bankrupt 70s New York. An ensemble almost entirely made up of amazing character actors. Matthau is the kind of every man hero we don't get as much any more. Funky ass score. Love the humor in the denouement. The remake can take it in the dumper.

  10. Fritz's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Much, much better and more natural than the remake. Walter Mathau was priceless :)

  11. Giangi's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Matthau's face in the last scene is priceless!

  12. Lorenzo D.'s rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    The remake did not understand the original.

  13. Michael Harbour's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    It's all pretty artificial, but convincingly draws you into the gritty, cynical, wry world of a film version of tough-as-nails NYC. Very funny as well as thrilling.

  14. Dave's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    An expertly-crafted thriller. It's influence onto later films like Speed and Reservoir Dogs is obvious, and while I am a fan of both of those later films, neither is as well-paced as this one.

  15. SeventiesSinema's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Good character work, pacing, and directorial energy make this time waster okay. On TV you probably won't change the channel because there's probably nothing better on.

  16. Erik Gregersen's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Damn, what a cast! And, of course, in the cross-section of NYC's population that are the hostages, there is a hooker and a pimp.

  17. MarcH's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    I've only seen the trailer for the remake, and can tell they took the coolest, leanest of suspense films and made it labored and overblown.

  18. a Smith's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    It's what it buys, not what it weighs.

  19. Christofer Pierson's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

  20. chad bentley's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Class was written all over this film.

  21. Hidden Behind the Screen's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    This film is absolutely impeccable. The dialogue, acting, camera work, setting, pacing, etc, is all tight, effective, and flawless. At times humorous, violent, suspensful, sarcastic, but never boring or lagging in any way. I haven't seen the remake but I'm puzzled to find that anyone could believe for a second that they could upgrade this.

  22. WILLIE's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Great thriller with a lot of cynical dark humour and a really menacing Robert Shaw.

  23. Zach Franks's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    One of my personal favorites. Matthau is so damn good.

  24. Mugino's rating of the film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Remaking this is just wrong, wrong, WRONG. Walter Matthau and Robert Show are magnificent to watch.

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