Thursday, 18 November 2010

Unstoppable


If you like non-stop action and suspense - without violence (impossible, you say!), have I got a film for you! And I’ll even throw in one of my favourite actors: Denzel Washington, whose last film, The Book of Eli, was a fascinating, if far too violent, post-apocalyptic film.

No violence here, like I said. And no sex or bad language either. But also no story and no real character development, so no four stars (not even three and a half). Unstoppable is about a runaway train full of toxic chemicals. That’s it. End of story. I’m not even giving anything away by telling you the whole story, because the train starts running away about five minutes into the film and it just keeps running.

This well-made suspenser, directed by Tony Scott, is certainly distracting (i.e. it probably won’t bore you). So if distracting escapism is what you’re looking for, then don’t miss Unstoppable. But if you need something more than a runaway train to hold your attention, then look elsewhere. ***

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