Directed by: Brad Anderson
Written by: Brad Anderson, Will Conroy
Other cast: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, Eduardo Noriega
Release date: September 05, 2008
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Running time: 1h51min
A Trans-Siberian 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.
Transsiberian (2008) had the misfortune of opening on the same weekend as The Dark Knight (2008), the second biggest film in history. However, the film has received highly positive reviews. It has a 93% “fresh” rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. The critical consensus states that “Traditional in form yet effective in execution, this taut thriller updates the ‘danger on a train’ scenario with atmospheric sense.” Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times praised the film, saying it builds “true fear and suspense”.
According to Box Office Mojo, it ultimately grossed US$2,206,405 in the United States and US$3,720,005 in other countries, for a worldwide gross of US$5,926,410.