Director Tony Scott may have missed his mark by a bit on his last cinematic train ride with "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," but he hits his target dead-on in "Unstoppable." The best blue collar action movie in who knows how long, this tense, narrowly focused thriller about a runaway freight train has a lean and pure simplicity to it that is satisfying in and of itself.
But in its incidental portrait of discontented and discounted working stiffs who live marginal lives on society's sidings and are angry to varying degrees, the film carries an unexpected weight and could connect with Middle American audiences in a big way.
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