Runaway Train 1985

Critics score:
87 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: The nihilism and the vicious intensity of Mr. Voight's performance here are entirely different from anything else he has done on screen; it's a shame those qualities emerge in such a vigorous but disjointed film. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Runaway Train belongs to a rare genre: the intelligent thriller. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Runaway Train is a reminder that the great adventures are great because they happen to people we care about. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Somehow one leaves aside the blatant implausibilities, the coincidences, even Eric Roberts, and takes great pleasure in a breakneck ride to the end of the line. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Wrenchingly intense and brutally powerful, Andrei Konchalovsky's film rates as a most exciting action epic and is fundamentally serious enough to work strongly on numerous levels. Read more