Picture from Unstoppable
Overall B-

A runaway loaded with toxic cargo is headed straight for a heavily populated area. Understanding the risks to the public, two railway employees (played by Denzel Washington and Chris Pine) ignore their own safety and attempt to halt the unstoppable locomotive.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity D+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action and peril, and some language.

Talk to your kids about…


This movie uses simulated live news reports as the backbone of the story. How do live newscasts shape events in the real world? Does instantaneous coverage benefit a situation like this?

For the details on the event in 2001 upon which this movie is based, check this page.