Unstoppable (2010)

Feature Film | Thriller | USA/UK | English | 1h38m
Dir: Tony Scott | Scr: Mark Bomback | Ph: Ben Seresin | Prod: Eric McLeod, Mimi Rogers, Tony Scott, Julie Yorn, & Alex Young | Mus: Harry Gregson-Williams | Ed: Robert Duffy & Chris Lebenzon | PD: Chris Seagers | AD: Julian Ashby, Drew Boughton, Denise Hudson, & Dawn Swiderski | Snd: Ann Scibelli | Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Chapman, Lew Temple, T.J. Miller, Jessy Schram

In this flashy but gripping thriller, a combination of incompetence, negligence, and bad luck lead to a large freight train carrying highly flammable, toxic cargo escaping unmanned on to a mainline. With several attempts to stop it proving futile, a 28-year veteran and a first-day rookie improbably take chase in their own engine, in the hopes of catching it before it reaches a nearby city and causes untold disaster. Though Scott’s directorial flourishes – all whip pans, crash zooms, and helicopter shots – sometimes irritate, the film’s unrelenting pacing and well-developed blue collar heroes carry the viewer through to its decidedly satisfying conclusion.