Genre - Suspense/Thriller
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 111 minutes
Directed by Brad Anderson (who also directed Session 9 and the Masters of Horror episode Sounds Like)
Written by Brad Anderson (who also wrote Session 9 and Sounds Like) and Will Conroy
Woody Harrelson (Natural Born Killers & Kingpin)
Emily Mortimer (Scream 3)
Eduardo Noriega (Abre los ojos - Open Your Eyes and The Devil's Backbone)
Kate Mara (who I think would have been a good Bella, in Twilight - anyway, you'll recognize her from having been in a couple episodes of Nip/Tuck and 24 - she is also in Zoom)
Ben Kingsley (You Kill Me, Suspect Zero, etc)
Thomas Kretschmann (Cross from Wanted - he is also in Blade II and Peter Jackson's '05 Re-Make of King Kong)
Rating: 5 Skulls
An American couple seeking to smooth out their rough marriage buys a ticket on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. But a chance meeting with two other passengers ends in an accidental murder and high intrigue, in this taut and gritty thriller.
First, I have to thank fellow-blogger Johnny http://freddyinspace.blogspot.com/ for this excellent recommendation!
In fact, rather than a review, I am going to take Johnny's route and just say, simply: See this film!
This is one of those films where knowing nothing about it is for the best. [in fact, I am not even going to post the trailer, as there are some things in there that you are better off not knowing.
[I will say that this film is produced by Julio Fernandez if that tells you anything ~ I love Julio!]
While the films starts off a little slow, hang in there, as things quickly build up in intensity!
The acting, the plot/script, the scenery - everything about this movie is dead-on!
For those with Netflix, this movie is currently available to Watch Instantly [which is what I did]