Director: Brad Anderson
During the first two-thirds of Brad Anderson’s Transsiberian, the movie moves along like an homage to the type of suspense film Hitchcock would have put out back in the day. But towards the end of the movie, Anderson gives us a torture scene that is among the most disturbing you will ever see. Making Saw look like On Golden Pond, this grotesque scene took us completely by surprise with its sheer brutality and malice.
On an operating table lays Abby (played by Kate Mara) with sickeningly-deep gashes on her legs. In order to get information out of her companions, a man named Kolzak sits next to her and begins to carve more and more wounds into her leg. It’s an absolutely brutal scene that will have anyone in the audience squirming in their seat.