Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hidden Gem Films - Transsiberian (2008)

Set on the legendary express train as it travels from China to Moscow, follows an American couple who board the train and make the acquaintance of a Russian police inspector on the trail of the killers of a drug dealer. The couple soon find themselves embroiled in a murderous plot with no escape.

This is the latest from director Brad Anderson. (The Machinist) "Transsiberian" is a tense thriller with big dose of suspense. It is a solid piece of work that puts a talented cast in the right position to successfully navigate through a Hitchcock-like tale. Anderson turns a routine train trip between China and Russia into one of sheer terror for two American passengers.

Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) are a married couple from the United States who decide to take the Trans-Siberian Railway back to Russia after a mission trip in China. Things start out wonderfully until they're paired with another couple -- Carlos (Eduardo Noriega) and Abby (Kate Mara), shady globetrotters who turn out to be drug dealers.

They mix paths with a KGB agent named Grinko (Ben Kingsley) and find themselves in a fight to survive.

Search this film out, it is well worth the ride. 7.5/10.

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