The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ★★★

The direction is fine, the screenplay is generally good, but not great. It is not as memorable. The acting is decent - Travolta did an unexpected great performance as a criminal and Washington did an excellent job portraying a restrained character.

The cinematography is a bit inconsistent at times - some spinning shots are unnecessary and the slow motion shots are not used well. The editing is a bit off, especially in the action sequences. There is a lack of suspense.

The sound design is pretty good and the music is used appropriately.

Not a bad film, but it is flawed. Recommended!

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