The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

Four hijackers take over a New York subway train and demand a million-dollar ransom in this 1974 crime classic. While their request is straightforward, their escape plan remains elusive. Stars the great Walter Matthau as the police lieutenant in charge with remaining in phone contact with the criminals. Fellow Oscar veterans Robert Shaw and Martin Balsam also star.

1974Rating: M, Medium level violence104 minsUSA
CrimeThrillerClassic

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Reviews & comments

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What could have been formula trash turns out to be fairly classy trash, after all.

Variety

Variety

press

Joseph Sargent's direction is fast but the major liability is Peter Stone's screenplay [from novel by John Godey] which develops little interest in either Matthau or Shaw's gang, nor the innocent hostages.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What could have been formula trash turns out to be fairly classy trash, after all.

Variety

Variety

press

Joseph Sargent's direction is fast but the major liability is Peter Stone's screenplay [from novel by John Godey] which develops little interest in either Matthau or Shaw's gang, nor the innocent hostages.

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