Video - Film of the Week: Unstoppable

DENZEL Washington’s new train-based thriller Unstoppable is the pick of this week’s new releases.

Film of the week: Unstoppable (12A)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee

Genre: Thriller

In a Pennsylvania rail yard, Dewey (Suplee) foolishly jumps off a slow moving freight train in order to race ahead and change a set of points.

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Unfortunately, the throttle sticks forward and the carriages - packed with a highly flammable liquid - speed down the line without a driver or any brakes.

Yardmaster Connie Hooper (Dawson) clears the entire line to prevent a head-on collision.

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But further down the line, it falls to veteran engineer Frank Barnes (Washington) and conductor Will Colson (Pine) orchestrate a daring rescue plan to slow down the train before it reaches the notorious Stanton curve and certain disaster.

Rating: 7/10

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