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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 18, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Traditional in form yet effective in execution, this taut thriller updates the "danger on a train" scenario with atmospheric sense.

Mike Mayo
Washington Post

All in all, the film is an excellent, if modest, alternative for moviegoers who have been blockbustered into submission this summer.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

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.

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Transsiberian is an entertaining film. Just don't expect finesse-and suffer the xenophobia in silence.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

As Alfred Hitchcock demonstrated three times, trains make a nifty setting for a thriller.

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Evan Williams
The Australian

A terrific combination of action, mystery and adventure

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Unfortunately, there's never a moment where you can't see Anderson and his co-writer, Will Conroy, yanking on the strings.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

All the actors get their tickets punched, and the screenplay doesn't insult anyone's intelligence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A very effective Hitchcockian thriller that starts off as a modest drama, taking a good time to develop its characters in a careful way, and then starts… More
Jens S.
This calm, increasingly menacing thriller tells the story of an US-American couple traveling from China to Moscow on the famous train, making the wrong kind of… More
Melvin White
Grinko: In Russia, we have expression. "With lies, you may go ahead in the world, but you may never go back." Do you understand this, Jessie?†… More
Dean King
A good revival of the old thriller aboard a train film. It starts fairly slow but the second half soon intensifies with a mix of suspense, action and tone. It… More
Manu Gino
You can't escape your lies. Good Film! This film is great watch with a solid narrative structure and with honest performances from all actors involved,… More
Ross Collins
Classic thriller, nice scenes, good actors though Emily wasn't a convincing American, why couldn't she have been given an English role?