'Unstoppable' Critic Reviews

74%
MovieWeb:   17 reviews
86%
Rotten Tomatoes:   184 reviews
  • Keith Staskiewicz Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    It's all speed, sound, and fury -- and in that, Tony Scott is the right man for the job.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Its story is largely forgettable, and its pleasures are transitory, limited to the actors (including Rosario Dawson and Kevin Corrigan, working up a sweat back in dispatch) and to its moments of beauty and strange comedy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Philip French Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    It's predictable but plausible and exciting...
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    20
    As this strangely dull story headed for the buffers, the forces dragging my eyelids south were unstoppable.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Scott Bowles USA Today (Top Critic)
    75
    Unstoppable gathers steam with a plot that's predictable but plausible and a few old-school-filmmaking flourishes that churn the picture forward.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ann Hornaday Washington Post (Top Critic)
    75
    From the story itself to the way it's told, Unstoppable is a hymn to stylish, unpretentious competence.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    There's a train. It can't be stopped. What else do you really need to know?
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Brian Miller Village Voice (Top Critic)
    It's like a mashup of classic commercials for Ford pickup trucks.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    75
    It takes a little while to pick up speed, but once Tony Scott's "Unstoppable" starts moving, it becomes a lean, efficient action flick.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    88
    Once it gets rolling it doesn't pause for breath, and it's safe to say you won't, either.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    75
    This isn't groundbreaking fare, mind you. But Unstoppable muscles through its story of peril with crafted intensity and a few well-placed grins.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Glenn Kenny MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    80
    Unstoppable is a movie that's all about getting the job done, no matter what that job happens to be in the course of a day. The movie, easily Scott's best since Crimson Tide, does exactly that thing itself.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bruce Diones New Yorker (Top Critic)
    Though it's a ridiculous ride, it offers the heightened pulse of a great race.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    88
    The movie is as relentless as the train, slowly gathering momentum before a relentless final hour of continuous suspense. In terms of sheer craftsmanship, this is a superb film.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    Unmanned freight train's loose. Must be stopped. Veteran train engineer Denzel Washington and newbie Chris Pine are on the job. Questions? I can't believe we wasted even that much time on the plot.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The main story is gripping, flawlessly paced, and nicely grounded in operational detail.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    63
    Scott shoots and edits Unstoppable with roller-coaster momentum and an eye (and ear) on that roaring tonnage of steel.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    This is a terrific, sweaty, men-on-a-mission adventure, with heroic blue-collar railwaymen, pencil-pushing bureaucrats and hotheads in the head office battling to halt an unmanned runaway train.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    67
    There's a gut-level simplicity to "Unstoppable" that works despite all its cliches.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    80
    Unstoppable is a movie in a hurry, quickly building a momentum that befits its title and never letting up till the end.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    Given the linear, one-track nature of the plot, Scott and Bomback prove surprisingly effective at delivering a well-rounded experience, going out of their way to fill in the personalities of their two leads.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Get popcorn and flex your chomping muscles.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    75
    The director of the limp "Pelham 123″ remake takes a second shot at his railway movie, and this time gets it right.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    75
    Being an explosive personality himself, Scott really knows how to ratchet up the tension, with lots of fast cuts and relentless action.
    Full Review » 3 years ago