Amy Z. from HOBE SOUND, FL Reviewed on 8/7/2009...
This movie was better than expected. Jennifer Lopez was young and still a great actress! This movie was funny, yet harsh and the characters are likable. I really enjoyed it!
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Why the bad reviews?
Mr N Forbes-warren | Newport, South Wales, UK | 01/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Myself and my wife loved this movie! Woody Harrelson plays a down-on-his-luck gambler who falls foul of the local Mafia with his gambling debts. Wesley Snipes plays his brother, a New York Transit Authority cop, who guards the so-called Money Train, an armoured subway car which collects the takings from each station. When Woody's character gets a good beating for failing to keep up repayments, he feels the only way out is to rob the Money Train, with or without Wesley's help! And we are treated to a host of spectacular action sequences on the rails! Jennifer Lopez(BABE!) also features as a cop with whom both Woody and Wesley's characters try to have more that a friendship with as well! Overall, this movie is action-packed and funny, with enough stunts to satisfy the most jaded connieuseurs of slam-bang flicks, and contains great cinemantography and SFX with the train scenes in the climax! DVD enhancement inmproves it even more, with sound FX that'll blow away your living room!"
Action But No Substance
S. W. Best | Boston, MA | 09/09/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This film had one good intention: a decent cast. It lacked direction, however, and seemed to be adrift in a sea of identity confusion. Is it a thriller? Not quite. Is it a "buddy" film. Well, not really. It it a romance? Uh-uh. It is a mish-mash of all of the above. There were some excellent action sequences (many incredibly unbelievable), especially in the last 20 minutes. Some of the comic interplay between Wesley and Woody was amusing, but far from their chemistry in "Jump". J-Lo's character served no purpose except to show a little skin. She slowed the pace down for the first hour of the movie, it seemed like watching it in slow motion. It could have been an excellent action-packed buddy film of the Lethal Weapon genre if only the writers offered us a decent script. Instead, we got disconnected plotting and a whole lot of far-fetched antics. And Robert Blake should have "Virginia Baked" tattooed on his forehead. And what was up with Cooper's character? It seemed like the writers of the script came up with an idea for a serial killer/robber plot, but then couldn't figure out what to do with him and wrote him out of the film halfway through without any resolution for his motive or background. Instead, the writers might have just recently spent an evening watching "The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3" and switched tracks, so to speak, and said "hey, this might be a good idea for that new Harrelson/J-Lo/Snipes film we have to provide a script for tomorrow." The writing and direction seems to be spontaneous, and NOT in a good way."
No Money In This Train
Phil Stout | 12/18/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry, Harrelson and Snipes have their moments, but Jennifer Lopez is not believable for a moment. Robert Blake is so over the top that he must have thought it was a serious movie. But above everything else, this film looked and sounded like it was being made up as it went along!"
Great Movie for Snipes, Harrelson, or Lopez fans!!
Phil Stout | 10/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll admit the movie's plot leaves much to be desired but if your a fan of Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, or the heavenly Jennifer Lopez then this is a movie that you would enjoy. The action was great, and it kept me into the movie. Though, with Jennifer, there was no leaving anyway."