If you're still longing for Walter Matthau's jowly mug to pop through that apartment door by the end of the third feature-length adaptation of John Godey's 1974 best-seller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
, perhaps you've finally lost your sense of fun. Because, while director Tony Scott's brash and boisterous take on the material may lack that certain '70s quirkiness, it gets just about everything else exactly right. Sporting enough differences from that criminally under-seen classic to keep viewers rapt with tension from the opening scene, Scott's Pelham
cleverly integrates technology into the story and keeps the action moving at a truly breathless ...