The next morning, they awake to discover that most of the carriages have departed, with the passengers; only Grinko and his partner Kolzak Yushenkov (Thomas Kretschmann) remain. Not in a who-done-it sense, but literally a strangers-on-a-train sense. Filming began in December 2006 in Vilnius, Lithuania, with additional photography in Beijing and Russia. While Jessie and Roy end up apart for a few days, Jessie begins to make connections with Carlos and Abby, both in slightly different ways. [5], According to Box Office Mojo, it ultimately grossed US $2,206,405 in the U.S and $3,720,005 in other countries for a total of $5,926,410. Roy introduces Grinko, a narcotic division detective, who is sharing the cabin with him. Americans abroad. Jessie does not report the crime and meets with Roy on the next train. Emily Mortimer is great here, but Woody Harrelson is wasted in his role. Tyler Jirinec-Parker 1,224 films 427 19 Edit, Films that I believe are underrated, under-seen, not talked about enough or that are nowhere near as bad as their…. The film received positive reviews from critics. it's unbelievable that someone who apparently lived such a wild lifestyle would be so bad at making up a cover story. She knows this. The one or two times I wasn’t scared were a complete disaster. Kingsley bites like a knife. 5/10. The whole thing is rather sloppy and relies on a combination of extreme contrivance (oh no drugs are falling out of my backpack! Throughout Sicario, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) keeps questioning the morals and ethics of the government task force. It was rather slow to get going but held my interest as I couldn't work out where it all was heading - which I like. Roy is a train buff. Brad Anderson (Session 9) excels at tension, and doesn't disappoint in a thriller that wears its Hitchcock aspirations on its sleeve. for some violence, a scene of torture, strong language and sexual situations, CIFF 2020: Black Perspectives Program Highlights Diverse Voices, CIFF 2020: The Roger Ebert Award Returns to Champion New Voices, Immerse Yourself in Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project #3. Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer meet a couple on a train, and you have no idea who they are, what they are doing or where they're going. In a panic, she gets off at the next stop to wait for him, hoping he only missed the train. Firstly, the original Angier is dead.

This review may contain spoilers. Woody Harrelson Emily Mortimer Kate Mara Eduardo Noriega Thomas Kretschmann Ben Kingsley Etienne Chicot Mac McDonald Colin Stinton Perlis Vaisieta Mindaugas Papinigis Mindaugas Capas Sonata Visockaitė Larisa Kalpokaitė Andrius Paulavičius Emilis Vėlyvis, Álvaro Augustín Julio Fernández Stephen Margolis Carlos Fernández Antonia Nava Todd Dagres Tania Reichert-Facilides Michael Williams Ramūnas Škikas, Lithuanian Film Studio Scout Productions Filmax International Canal+ España Filmax Group Castelao Productions Universum Film (UFA) Future Films Telecinco Cinema, 新东方列车谋杀案, 横穿西伯利亚, 西伯利亚大铁路, Pánico en el Transiberiano, Transz-Szibéria, El Expreso de medianoche, 111 mins   They give Grinko the dolls, who seems satisfied they were uninvolved. Check out the exclusive movie review and see our movie rating for Transsiberian. She is warned by Grinko: "In Russia, we say that with lies you may go forward in the world, but you may never go back." It held my attention but it's no nail biter by any stretch of the imagination. While Brad Anderson, a really terrific director already, is getting most of his critical acclaim for the admittedly brilliant The Machinist, this is every bit as good albeit in a completely different way. Carlos keeps close to Jessie, and when Roy is left behind and waits a day for the next train so he can catch up, Jessie and Carlos take a trip into the dead of winter to photograph a ruined church. Abby would probably admit to herself that Carlos, who has a dangerous edge to him, is the type of guy she would have fallen for in her wild child days. Absolutely tremendous. Step Three: GET WEIRD! and bafflingly stupid actions from Emily Mortimer (going off into the siberian wilderness alone with sleazy euro guy is fun! Filmmaker Miranda July and star Evan Rachel Wood explain how it happens. An incredibly slow and uneventful start that leads to everyone acting completely out of character just so the story has somewhere to go, and it all hinges on the lead being an idiot. Enjoy!!! Eventually lies are no longer even the point. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie … When they question Jessie again about Carlos' whereabouts, holding her and Roy at gunpoint, Jessie admits she killed Carlos. I guess it was OK to pass the time if you have nothing else to watch. The resolution felt so abrupt and I don't think it was properly explained, so I was left wondering what just happened, but not in the fun way. There is an interesting twist on Hitch's "The Lady Vanishes."

Jessie and Roy escape and return to the train, where they find the conductor, who works for Grinko.

Transsiberian was released in 2008 on Friday, July 18, 2008 (). Even Anderson's lesser films — like "Vanishing on 7th Street," a sort of watered-down John Carpenter movie — have been surefooted. Will the Siberian desolation be their undoing? Abby is upset when she mentions this and goes to bed. Turns out Roy did merely miss the train. Pretty good for a contained thriller that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when you think about it. Here he takes aim at jointly a marriage entering a bumpy phase and, perhaps even more so, the corruptibility of essential human goodness which is characterised through Emily Mortimer's Jessie, a woman returning from a Christian mission project in China with husband Roy, played by the ever chameleonic Woody Harrelson, who finds herself drawn into the orbit of a pair of fellow travellers, repressed sexual desire and a dangerous, pervasive element of Russian police corruption. A TransSiberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers. They escape with the train because Roy, a railway enthusiast, knows how to operate it. In that time apart, Roy himself befriends Ilya Grinko, a Russian narcotics officer who helped Roy navigate what are the mysteries of Siberia ways. Grinko is bribed by a Russian drug lord and explains that Carlos stole heroin and money from the drug lord who wants both. There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including The Dark Knight, Mamma Mia! IMDb It's not often that I feel true suspense and dread building within me, but they were building during long stretches of this expertly constructed film. Taglines He continues, becomes aggressive and chases her. There are strains in the relationship, including her past. If you're a bit confused by the final revelation at the ending of Jordan Peele's 'Us', let us explain what it might mean for the movie. [1], "Transsiberian Movie Review & Film Summary (2008) - Roger Ebert", Sundance screening spotlight: 'Transsiberian',, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 August 2020, at 04:04. If your story requires a full hour of set-up and then a bunch of downright dumb decisions by your main characters, perhaps you're telling the wrong story. This is a good one. The acting was pretty good, and the first half of the story was quite excellent. It's a simple concept, but I think it was well done up until the end. I'm a sucker for movies set on trains, and the Russian scenery was cool, even though it's actually Lithuania. She takes a fortune in stolen money from his jacket. Even so, there's some great moments of drawn-out tension from scene to scene, and it's all quite pretty and atmospheric and…, Half-(Hitch)cocked pulse pounder about some foul play among American tourists on a train traveling through Russia. I found it so hard to sympathize with Emily Mortimer's character here, I found myself rooting against her. © Letterboxd Limited. Carlos may be running drugs, so, later, when Roy catches up and introduces Jessie to his new pal, an English speaking Russian narcotics detective, he's the last person Jessie wants to see.

They love each other. But then certain questions arise, and Jesse is shaky at answering them. The couple are arrested, while Grinko escapes. Allow us to break it down. Kingsley and Kretschmann will play Russian police officers pursuing the couples. Menu. On board the train they meet another couple. Ben Kingsley was reliable as ever as the Russian officer, however I found both Woody Harrelsons and Emily Mortimers characters rather irritating and a little lame.

OB-GYN Kenobi 3,804 films 7,193 106 Edit, Step One: Go to 2008 Sundance Film Festival ★ ★ ★ ★ (out of four) My favorite movie from the first day of Sundance 2008. Jessie does not report the crime and meets with Roy on the next train. [4] what an assh*le.

Jessie does not share her husband's warmth but Carlos shows Jessie his souvenir matryoshka dolls. The result is a…. After a period of volunteer work with needy children in China promoted by his church, Roy and his wife Jessie decide to travel to Russia by train on the Trans Siberian Railway. Also, Emily Mortimer does this dorky wave to a child during this and it's like the cutest thing ever. Scott Tobias at The A.V. The last half did a couple too many plot twists for my liking, but it was still quite entertaining. This…. An international co-production of Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Lithuania, the film was directed by Brad Anderson and stars Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. When she returns to her cabin to find Roy examining the dolls, she breaks down and explains their origins, though without telling Roy about Carlos' death. It takes place mostly on board the Transsiberian Express from Beijing to Moscow, at eight days the longest train journey in the world. and Space Chimps. the timelessness of a train journey translates really well onto the screen and i think this could’ve worked better if all of it had taken place therein. Jessie finds Carlos' dolls in her suitcase and realizes that he hid them when he was in her room. Roy kills him. When they all get off the train, Roy and Carlos go to look at the steam engine, and Carlos fingers a long iron rod. This is my second scavenger hunt. (edit: I know this review is negative, but please don't let it convince you that this film is all bad. Replicated film poster designs. At Metacritic the film has a weighted average rating of 72% based on reviews from 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". entertaining, but at times fucking ridiculous. Tourists in Russia are welcomed where tourists go, but the Russians they meet in this movie are poor, bitter and hostile, starting with the venomous woman who is the "hostess" on their rail car. I've known a couple, and they're exactly like this: Thinking nothing of going out in the minus 23-degree cold of Siberia to check out an old steam engine. ... and Anderson and co-writer Will Conroy keep them coming until the end. Woody Harrelson's role Is wasted to be honest, he's such a great actor. Warning: This article contains major Nocturne spoilers. Transsiberian is een Brits-Duits-Spaanse-Litouwse thriller uit 2008 onder regie van Brad Anderson, die het verhaal samen met Will Conroy schreef. Surely you knew that when you clicked on it. Jessie finds out that Carlos was trafficking drugs and scared, she tells many lies to them.

looks beautiful and he utilizes the icy siberian wilderness for a still image, both of nature and characters who seem frozen by their state and actions respectively.