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The Railway Man

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

April 11, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jonathan Teplitzky

Starring :

Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sam Reid, James Fraser, Tanroh Ishida, Akos Armon, Michael MacKenzie

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

2.5 of 5

“..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]
“..poorly-structured drama..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
3.5 of 5

“..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]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Catherine Shoard [The Guardian]
Reviewed by Peter Debruge [Variety]

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