Pas vraiment de quoi s'embarquer, encore moins s'emballer pour cette histoire bien longue et bien lourde, avec des pans entiers du scénario totalement irréalistes et improbables, pour un ensemble floconneux, cousu de fil blanc, pouvant faire craindre que Brad Anderson s'est momentanément égaré dans les glaciales neiges sibériennes, pour notre plus grande et inattendue déconvenue... www.cinefiches.com
I got annoyed by Jessie's sobbing and her senseless actions at one point! The chica mala should have stayed home. The film is deeply confused from a moral standpoint, and I don't even care that much about morals in movies. I did watch it for some impressions of the Transsiberian railroad, and I got that. Not a bad film, but ultimately not much to remember either.
Mehr Mainstream als die anderen hier auf MUBI gezeigten Filme. Trotzdem ist Transsibierian ein spannendes Vergnügen mit vielen Wendungen und einem hervorragenden Cast. Leider nuscheln die US-Schauspieler so stark, dass es ohne Untertitel leider kaum zu verfolgen ist.
Scenery, performances and atmosphere are great in this thriller. Pity that the script isn't that good and that the final half hour is unrealistic. This film was listed as one of the most disturbing of all time but I found it rather tame. Even the torture scene is nothing compared to Marathon Man for example. Edit: the flashbacks are really an insult to the intelligence of the viewer
Extremely slow to start but once Woody Harrelson and Ben Kingsly show up it finally get interesting. For about 45 minutes thereafter it's a tense thriller which, I finally started to get into. Unfortunately all is ruined by the rushed 'Hollywood' ending which somehow feels out of place in what is clearly a pro western film. MVP goes to Woody Harrelson who seriously needs to start finding better scripts to work with.
Excellent thriller! Ultimately the plot is not that very complicated but the atmosphere, the pace, the aerial shots, the characters development and the rhythm all contribute to a brilliant experience of terror and fear that may be taken for real: this is the excellence of the film medium!
Not a bad film. There are some pretty tired national stereotypes in this film. Swarthy Spaniard; naive American; violent, shouty, cold Russians. The last one of these gets some extra dimension in Kingsley's summing up of the transition from the USSR to capitalism - "then we were living in the dark; now we are dying in the light". In the end though, the film doesn't move too far from traditional Hollywood tropes.