“Unstoppable”: Two railroad employees (Chris Pine, Denzel Washington) must stop a runaway train.
Tony Scott faced a formidable challenge with his latest film. He had to create tension, excitement and danger without having a villain. Although he brushes close to the boundaries of absurdity at times, the veteran director manages to capture all of those elements through a speeding locomotive.
Washington has shown an interest in playing average men pushed into extraordinary situations in movies such as “The Taking of Pelham 123″ and “The Book of Eli.” He’s comfortable slipping into that skin and it shows, especially in scenes with Pine.