Thursday, June 18, 2009

On "The Taking of Pelham 123"

From The Dispatch:
Scott's typical lightning fast-style works to build intensity in a film that is basically locked in two locations, and with crisp editing and the solid performances, he mounts the tension where Helegeland's screenplay fails. It is an easy film to enjoy in the moment, but not one that really sticks in the memory. It's a solid time-passer that never rises up to create any real drama, despite a noble attempt to give it contemporary social significance.
Click here to read my full review.

1 comment:

Alexander Coleman said...

Interesting take, Matthew. I'm catching up a little with everybody after my long absence.

I'm mulling a review of this myself and will probably hammer it out in the morning. Good to see you again!