Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Reviews

3.0

55

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Scott gets into the zip and rush of urban energy with an enthusiasm bordering on hilarity.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The new Pelham takes the chilling original premise and modifies it for an era steeped in technology, making for an energetic and engrossing adaptation.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    Curiously, despite the ever-energetic Tony Scott at the throttle, the sleek new edition isn't as transporting as it should have been.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Yet most of the film's energy is generated by flamboyant cinematography and music-video cutting, and much of that energy is false.

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