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Year
1985
Runtime
111 min.
Director
Andrey Konchalovskiy
Genres
Action, Drama, Adventure
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
18,090
Checks
1,601
Favs
107
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
6.7% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Armoreska's avatar

    Armoreska

    disaster thriller based on Akira Kurosawa's screenplay. worth watching for lots of reasons 8 years 7 months ago
  2. kurisu1974's avatar

    kurisu1974

    "You're an animal!"
    "No, worse! Human. Human!"
    4 years 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Sometimes, you can almost see the Kurosawa script behind Runaway Train (here you may exclaim "WTF?!" in safety, you're among friends). The theme of Man's will triumphing over nature and adversity, the claustrophobic scenes in the locomotive, the questions about the meaning of escape and freedom, the final "victory"... all might seem at home in a Kurosawa film. But this is also a high-octane, 1980s thrill ride about a prison escape gone wrong when two hardened criminals (John Voight and Eric Roberts) jump the wrong train, which immediately becomes an unlikely runaway. I can't say anyone is likeable in this, but Voight achieves a kind of nobility and there's a vulnerability behind Roberts' motormouth - not sure what to think of Rebecca De Mornay's supporting character, as it's not played very well. But though it sort of forgets about the railway employees trying to avert disaster by the end, Runaway Train does work as an exciting one-crazy-thing-after-another action disaster flick, touching on bigger themes though it didn't need to. 3 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #66 in Time Out's The 101 Best Action Movies Ever Made
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