Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Dec 14, 2010
    60
    Given the linear, one-track nature of the plot, Scott and Bomback prove surprisingly effective at delivering a well-rounded experience, going out of their way to fill in the personalities of their two leads.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Miller
    Dec 14, 2010
    50
    It's like a mashup of classic commercials for Ford pickup trucks, Bud Lite, and Hooters (where, God help us, Frank's daughters are working their way through college).
  3. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    Dec 14, 2010
    80
    Some days a runaway train movie just hits the spot.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    Dec 14, 2010
    75
    The exchange of substance for speed may not appeal to all, but if you're on board you'll find it hard to disembark.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 241 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 74
  2. Negative: 10 out of 74
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    7
    The movie "Unstoppable" is a train itself. It frantically speeds up with a powerful pace and a active engine. Its......Unstoppable.
  2. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    4
    Predictable and cheesy acting. Almost feels like a bad 80's movie. The movie, moreover, had it's moments of suspense.
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    1
    How this movie gets an average that pushes it into the green scores from the 'professional' critics makes me question exactly how corrupt theyHow this movie gets an average that pushes it into the green scores from the 'professional' critics makes me question exactly how corrupt they are; more than I thought, apparently. Swag must be good.
    I agree with JamesL that "Denzel has quit acting". I hope he gave his salary to charity. A-listers are responsible for what projects they choose, period. He's the most powerful person on this project, it's his fault.
    Stupid movies make everyone stupider, and our eye-holes are chock-full of them since I don't know when.
    Critics, I hope you soon join politicians and lawyers and wall street pirates as the most despised professionals, 'cause most of you are dirt.
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