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The Midnight Meat Train

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Vinnie Jones, The Midnight Meat Train
Saeed Adyani

The Midnight Meat Train

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/01/08
performer:
Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, Brooke Shields
director:
Ryuhei Kitamura
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Jeff Buhler
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Horror

We gave it a D

Clive Barker is raising hell online, urging fans to lobby Lionsgate to give his latest production a major release instead of the embarrassed send-off it’s getting in discount theaters. We hate to side with the big bad studio, but The Midnight Meat Train — despite a great title — really does stink like month-old human flesh. Jones is a terrifically imposing villain as he slays and flays late-night subway commuters — but the gorefest shifts from a suspenseful ’80s slasher template to laughable fantasy/conspiracy mythology, culminating in a finale that redefines train wreck. D

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