(2010)

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100
Who knew that Unstoppable would be sensational? Talk about well-kept- and welcome-surprises. Tony Scott's latest thriller turns out to be pure cinema in the classic sense of the term. It's a motion picture about motion, an action symphony that gives new meaning to the notion of a one-track mind.
90
The best blue collar action movie in who knows how long, this tense, narrowly focused thriller about a runaway freight train has a lean and pure simplicity to it that is satisfying in and of itself.
88
The photography and sound here are very effective in establishing that a train is an enormously heavy thing, and once in motion wants to continue. We knew that. But Scott all but crushes us with the weight of the juggernaut. We are spellbound.
85
The thrill of Tony Scott's Unstoppable, in which a runaway freight train hurtles through rural - and toward not-so-rural - Pennsylvania, is that its setup asks us to believe only in human ineptitude.
75
The exchange of substance for speed may not appeal to all, but if you're on board you'll find it hard to disembark.
75
a bang-up ride that means to wring you out. Mission accomplished.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Once it gets rolling, Unstoppable doesn't pause for breath.
75
Scott paces the film like its mechanized star: deliberately and, ultimately, with enough speed to keep its passengers satisfied.
75
The runaway train thriller Unstoppable is one of Tony Scott's better films.
63
Scott shoots and edits Unstoppable with roller-coaster momentum and an eye (and ear) on that roaring tonnage of steel.
60
It takes a little while to pick up speed, but once Tony Scott's Unstoppable starts moving, it becomes a lean, efficient action flick.

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