The Taking of Pelham One Two Three ★★★

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took a while till I stopped expecting gene hackman to show up...and he would have made for a very different film indeed. matthau is so laconic, so affable ( if occasionally grumpy) he is a bit lacking in bringing a sense of urgency to the proceedings. and maybe thats my problem with this - its too funny to be thrilling. that last shot of Shaw is straight out of a cartoon. there are some stars tho
one for my fav moment - the hysterical mother clutching at her children yelling 'we're all going to die!' - thanks mom!
a star for Shaw - always menacing
a star for runaway trains
a star for the 70s fashion
minus a star for the sexist, racist crap

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