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When an American couple (Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer) traveling from China to Moscow on the Trans-Siberian Railway meets an outwardly friendly couple (Eduardo Noriega and Kate Mara) traveling the same route, deception soon gives way to murder in The Machinist director Brad Anderson's tense tale of international intrigue. Ben Kingsley and Thomas Kretschmann co-star as a pair of Russian police officers striving to solve the case and stop the rising body count. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All in all, the film is an excellent, if modest, alternative for moviegoers who have been blockbustered into submission this summer."
‑ Mike Mayo, Washington Post
"Director Brad Anderson throws in a red herring or two as he comments on Eurotrash and the greed-fueled lawlessness of the former Soviet Union, but he ultimately makes an even stronger statement about the dark side of female empowerment."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"All the actors get their tickets punched, and the screenplay doesn't insult anyone's intelligence."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The story itself takes a few bloodcurdling turns off the tracks, with well-played action sequences."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"hearkens back to those glorious tales of intrigue and adventure that populated film screens in the 30s and 40s."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"A thriller aboard the Trans-Siberian line, stretching roughly 5,000 miles from Beijing to Moscow, should be a cinch, right? Not so fast, Casey Jones."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"As Alfred Hitchcock demonstrated three times, trains make a nifty setting for a thriller."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Mystery-train thriller chills, then goes off the rails."
‑ Don Groves,
"Although it doesn't go as far as Strangers on a Train, TransSiberian is worth the ride."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Transsiberian is a deeply engrossing film from the get go. It sucked me in with a simple, yet often overlooked, idea - interesting characters."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Unfortunately, there's never a moment where you can't see Anderson and his co-writer, Will Conroy, yanking on the strings."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Transsiberian is a model of audience manipulation, a slow-fuse thriller that builds its suspense gradually, in increments, until it has becomes close to unbearable. Then it pushes things just a little further, until you're squirming in your seat."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Hitchcock would be proud of this trainbound suspense thriller with Woody Harrelson playing against type. A first-rate story, great action and great direction. Take the trip!"
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"as Hitchcockian thrillers go, it's one of the smarter and more absorbing ones made in recent years"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Transsiberian makes suspenseful and sometimes violent gestures, but it's all decoration."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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