Review | The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Entertainment Oct. 26, 2009 AT 11:03PM
Review | The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Credit: © 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

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This disappointing thriller, featuring John Travolta as a New York City subway hijacker and Denzel Washington as a blue-collar hero, lacks the grit of the 1974 original. The result: a flashy but standard action flick that's short on white-knuckle moments. (Sony Pictures, $29)

-- MARA REINSTEIN

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