Thunder (1929) - Rotten Tomatoes

Thunder (1929)




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A compulsively on-time locomotive engineer's fixation on promptness causes grief for himself and his family -- until his obsession saves the day when his train must make a run through rising waters to aid flood victims. Sound effects and a music track accompany Lon Chaney in his final silent movie.


Critic Reviews for Thunder

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

When the picture gets away from railroad procedure. Mr. Chaney seems admirable.

November 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Chaney fans don't want him as a serio-comic, seml-heroic old-man. And fans of all kinds don't want marathon melodramas leading up to trick mechanical climaxes.

November 4, 2020 | Full Review…

This Is a picture whose interest doesn't depend upon plot. It is a simple, straightforward story like The Big Parade and its interest is built upon evolution of details and characterization, plus spectacular shots.

November 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Thunder has plenty of thrills and contains a greater human interest story than is usually the case with pictures that have a railroad background.

November 4, 2020 | Full Review…

It should give fairly good satisfaction.

November 4, 2020 | Full Review…

When the story sticks to railroading... it is about as captivating a picture as has come this way in many weeks. But when the narrative sets aside its oiling cans... it resolves itself as a not very stimulating account.

November 4, 2020 | Full Review…

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