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Review of “The Taking of Pelham 123”

Jenn and I just got done watching “The Taking of Pelham 123”.  The story is about a hostage situation in the New York Subway.  I am a big fan of Denzel Washington and I am hot/cold on John Travolta.  Overall I thought their performances in this movie were pretty solid.  Not the BEST for either, but pretty decent.  I don’t want to spoil anything, but the movie did a decent job building characters and threw in a couple interesting wrinkles into the plot.


  • Good pace, not too fast or slow
  • Believable scenario (more than you can say for quite a few action movies)


  • Excessive profanity (I’m not hugely sensitive to it personally, but how many F-Bombs do you REALLY need in a movie?)
  • Some may find it too violent (I thought the violence level was “appropriate” given that it was an action movie)

Overall Rating: 7/10


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