Hang on for the ride of your life as OSCAR® Winner Denzel Washington* and Chris Pine (Star Trek) team up for the year’s most electrifying action-thriller. A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Scranton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer (Washington) and a young conductor (Pine). Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to chase down one million tons of hurtling steel and prevent an epic disaster. Helmed by visionary director Tony Scott (Man on Fire), this story inspired by true events delivers excitement and suspense that are — UNSTOPPABLE!
*Actor, Training Day, 2001; Supporting Actor, Glory, 1989.
**Audio Commentary with Director Tony Scott
**The Fastest Track: Unleashing Unstoppable
Cast & Crew
Very big train hits stuff. Bish bash bosh. Job done. Great fun.
Though it's a ridiculous ride, it offers the heightened pulse of a great race.
Of course it's implausible, but it's also consistently entertaining.
This isn't groundbreaking fare, mind you. But Unstoppable muscles through its story of peril with crafted intensity and a few well-placed grins.
There's a gut-level simplicity to "Unstoppable" that works despite all its cliches.
Like it or not, there are some things that movies do best. Movies do not generally do a great job with anything involving heavy-duty cogitation, but when it comes to runaway trains, the medium is peerless. All aboard!
In the midst of hard times, "Unstoppable" is a welcome reminder that America builds at least one thing better than any other country: action movies.