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Scott Ventura >> Movie Commentary >> January 2003 >> The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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I definitely enjoy caper movies. I remember watching Die Hard for the first time. I reveled in the heist details of Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Now I've seen The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, which is excellent for entirely different reasons. Pelham's caper is reasonably good, but the characters are exquisite. These are stereotypical New Yorkers overflowing with their city's trademark belligerence. The criminals are led by a British military man, lending the classic