The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Nora Sayre, New York Times: It's the only action picture I've seen this year that has a rousing plot. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Superior exercise in urban paranoia; the superb location work of director Joseph Sargent goes a long way toward tempering the artificialities of the plot. Read more

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: The original version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was made 35 years ago, yet it retains a quality of cool that will remain long after people have forgotten the current version. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: The film retains a fascination. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a good action caper about a subway car heist under the streets of Manhattan. Read more

Jessica Winter, Village Voice: Darkened encounters with the ghost of Abe Beame don't come more giddily thrilling. Read more