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The Railway Man (2014)

The Railway Man

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

April 11, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

116 min.

Production Budget

$26 millions

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jonathan Teplitzky

Producer

Chris Brown, Bill Curbishley, Andy Paterson

Screenwriter

Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson

Starring

Story


Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, "The Railway Man" tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman Filming A Train Scene from The Movie The Railway Man
May 02, 2012
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman Filming A Train Scene from The Movie The Railway Man
May 02, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..reconciliation between the torturer and his victim doesn't have the uneasy emotional heft of Eric's suffering. That is either a slight on the final act or a tribute to the first, but either way The Railway Man makes do with simple satisfaction..”
by Craig Mathieson [The Sunday Age]
“..it's a terrific story and Lomax's book, written soon after this confrontation, has been a bestseller, but the film strains so hard trying to sustain the emotional intensity that Teplitzky has whipped up, that there's no energy left for the big finish..”
by Sandra Hall [Sydney Morning Herald]
“..poorly-structured drama..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]