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The Railway Man

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Overall 8
8.0

The Railway Man

filmjabber.com
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: Don't mess with Colin Firth, because he will mess with you. That's the message (well, not really) in The Railway Man , a drama about a former British Army officer who  discovers that the man responsible for much of his brutal treatment in a Japanese prisoner camp during World War II is still alive. Nicole Kidman also stars, because why not.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Railway Man (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Colin Firth ( Love Actually ) stars as Eric Lomax, a quiet man with an interest in railroads. His introspective existence gets a jolt when he meets, falls in love with and eventually marries Patti (Nicole Kidman, The Hours ) a woman who loves the eccentric man for who he is—yet detects some inner demons tormenting him. Turns out, Eric was a World War II prisoner-of-war, a Japanese captive who'd been assigned to work on a trans-continental railroad.
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Railway Man, The

Rock! Shock! Pop!
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: From 1942 to 1943 the Imperial Japanese Army oversaw the construction of the Burma Railway. The railway line between Thailand and Burma was built using forced labor, including many Allied POWs. The conditions were so grueling, and there were so many casualties, that the line came to be known afterwards as the “Death Railway.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Railway Man

High-Def Digest
12 August 2014
  • Conclusion: 'The Railway Man' is an excellent film. Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard turn in terrific performances. It's a great war film that not so much looks at the actual war itself, but how a war changes a person over time. It's beautiful yet difficult to watch in certain moments, but it surely will evoke some powerful emotions. The video and audio presentations are both amazing, and while there are only two extras, they both cover a lot of ground.
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Overall 5
5.0

The Railway Man

dvdizzy.com
12 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Railway Man is more moving on paper than it is on film. This sluggish drama fails to connect emotionally until its final scene and that is too little, too late. A true story like this should be gripping and powerful, but unfortunately this film almost never is.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Railway Man Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
4 August 2014
  • Summary: The Railway Man is the sort of movie that movies were made for. Here's a story that gets to the essence of man as shaped by the dueling sides of conflict. It's about not simply the physical pain in the moment of war but the resultant emotional turmoil that can linger and simmer through the years and evolve into more than bad memories, morphing into something that manifests in the physical in any number of ways: depression, a nearly crazed lust for revenge, a search for...
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Overall 10
10
Audio 10
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Extras 6
6.0

The Railway Man Blu-ray Review

DoBlu
29 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Railway Man’s cylindrical narrative depicts Eric Lomax, railway enthusiast and veteran of the British Armed Forces. Colin Firth depicts the elder Lomax, playfully romantic and jovial in public if burdened by a widening mental strain. Under emotional assistance by his quirky wife Patti (Nicole Kidman), Railway Man begins a personal journey rich in Garry Phillips’ cinematography and carefully considered scripting.
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Overall 10
10

The Railway Man – Confronting the Horrors of the Past!

eclipsemagazine.com
2 May 2014
  • Excerpt: When Eric Lomax, a recently married man, freaks out his wife, Patti, with a seeming seizure, and she can’t get him to explain why, she seeks out one of his friends for the full story. The Railway Man is a tale of horrific torture in a World War II Japanese labor camp in Thailand that culminates in a confrontation between Lomax and an interpreter who was responsible for much of his pain. It is a true story.
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Toronto Film Review: 'The Railway Man'

Variety
7 September 2013
  • Summary: Jonathan Teplitzky takes an old-fashioned — and dull as ditchwater — approach to this moving reconciliation story
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Overall 4
4.0

Railway Man, The

Empire Online
27 May 2014
  • Conclusion: Tamely shot, thematically scattershot and uncertainly told — not even Colin Firth can talk this biopic to life.
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