TRANSSIBERIAN (Theatrical Release USA 2008)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Transsiberian teams Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer together to create a dynamic casting choice that works very well. The movie is reminiscent of Murder on the Orient Express due to its involvement with nearly constant train travel and the genre of murder/intrigue. But there is enough contrast between the two movies to make this worth its watch. It is not a movie one can leave and come back to easily pick up the storyline, so plan on real seat time to watch it. It’s best watched on a streaming media or video format so that any needed breaks do not leave the audience stranded when returning to one’s seat. The movie is worth a single watch.

Storyline

A naïve American couple on train journey to Moscow become entangled in a relationship with two travelers going the same way.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Brad Anderson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Carlos Fernández and Antonia Nava for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Roy (Woody Harrelson), Jessie (Emily Mortimer), Grinko (Ben Kingsley), Abby (Kate Mara), Carlos Ximénez (Eduardo Noriega), Kolzak (Thomas Kretschmann), Frenchman (Etienne Chicot), Minister (Mac McDonald), Embassy Official (Colin Stinton), Manager Hotel Pushkin (Perlis Vaisieta), Young Detective (Mindaugas Papinigis),Military Officer (Mindaugas Capas), Female Train Attendant 1 (Sonata Visockaite), Female Train Attendant 2 (Larisa Kalpokaite), and Young Waiter (Valentinas Krulikovskis).


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s an afternoon thrill ride piece of entertainment that works.

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