Transsiberian, not a masterpiece but a good film.
The American couple Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) is going to take the transsiberian train that takes them from Beijing to Moscow. There, the meet a younger and darker couple Carlos and Abby (Eduardo Noriega and Kate Mara). Jessie takes photo by photo and the relationship between the two couples is getting shorter.
The film was premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and began its theatrical release the 18th of July 18 of 2008 in New York.
First, let’s talk about good things: Transsiberian is an entertaining movie that constructed itself through its dialogues, and we might say thanks for this in these times of unordered situations. It has a good idea and the screenplay contains intriguing situations and attractive characters that will be discovered in the film. The relationship between the four main characters has a good first point and Eduardo Noriega plays a good dark character. The film is constructed through a couple in problems and the relationship between Roy and Jessie is well presented but we can only understand them through the other couple but… well, it’s not a film by Truffaut!
It’s a predictable but it’s an entertaining movie too. Well played with a good rhythm. For American people it will be a little weird and, you know, it’s those kind of movies that can make you scared to travel through Asia and Europe. The last scenes are a little strong comparing with the rest of the movie and maybe you have a strange feeling when the film ends. But I have something good to tell you about this movie and this is a very important point: it is different than other action films and I couldn’t expect that finish (don’t scare a lot; it’s not Hostel or something like that).
With Transsiberian you will enjoy two hours of suspense and good dialogues. We hope you enjoy it!