Bullet Train

critic Reviews

, 54% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Bullet Train's colorful cast and high-speed action are almost enough to keep things going after the story runs out of track.
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    Rebecca HarrisonSight & Sound
    It’s a shame that the filmmakers didn’t trust the spatial and dramatic tensions provided by the train journey, and opted instead for seen-it-all-before spectacle.
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    Eric FranciscoInverse
    While Bullet Train’s basic premise is a recipe for fun and does succeed in entertaining with pleasing action choreography, it’s never as clever as it thinks it is nor as exhilarating as it ought to be.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    The largely entertaining action flick Bullet Train rolls along on the power of Brad Pitt’s megawatt charisma – and sometimes on that alone.
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    Shirley LiThe Atlantic
    Bullet Train certainly serves the Brad Pitt brand, but it’s too weak to deliver him to a new destination.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    This film adaptation, by screenwriter Zak Olkewicz, is a blessing and a curse. It creates, builds and lights the fuse on this Molotov cocktail. But the script’s overabundance of characters, dips in momentum and protracted ending don’t help.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Bullet Train is infuriatingly pleased with itself. And ground zero for this implosion of self-satisfaction is Pitt.
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    Latoya AustinFranglais27 Tales
    Bullet Train is an entertaining high-octane thriller ... is guaranteed to be memorable to audiences
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    Michael WoodLondon Review of Books
    Fantasies of crime, especially unruly ones, often have ideas of order and control at their heart, a reach of power we rarely have in ordinary existence.
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    Andrew KendallStabroek News
    It's a shortcoming when a film set on a highspeed train seems to take no strategic visual approach to presenting that velocity onscreen. "Bullet Train" is not lazy enough to be 'by the numbers', but it never feels aesthetically thought out or engaging.
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    James KendrickQ Network Film Desk
    Unlike the best action-comedies, there is nothing breezy or light about the film&#59; rather, it runs hard and heavy, constantly trying to impress you with its bloody mayhem.
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