Not insulting, but absolutely no improvement on the 1974 original. Killer thugs led by maniacal John Travolta commandeer a New York City subway train and its up to mild-mannered transit exec Denzel Washington to stop them. Someone should have stopped fireball expert Tony Scott (Top Gun) from getting hold of this project all he does is add unnecessary car crashes and CGI explosions instead of letting Washington, cop John Turturro, and NYC mayor James Gandolfini take center stage. For hammy Travolta there was never any hope in the first place. Run-of-the-mill screenplay by Brian Helgeland, adapted from John Godeys novel (106 min.).
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Brian Helgeland and John Godey
Producer: Todd Black, Tony Scott, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli and James Gandolfini