Reviews: The Railway Man (2014)

railway_manReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 9/25/14] | Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Aunque la historia real en que se basa es terrible y dramática, Jonathan Tepliitzky no logra transmitir corectamente la emoción de la misma.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: It’s a war movie where the battlefield is one of the mind, and I’m not sure that any effort to film it would ever fully capture the horror Lomax went through.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: It’s dramatic effectiveness is hampered by lack of suspenseful structure and starchy reticence…
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Colin Firth’s portrait of restrained passivity is both admirable and frustrating. The biopic engages at irregular intervals but it’s so carefully modulated that it feels like an artifact from a bygone era.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
    • Excerpt: The Railway Man will leave a mark on your soul, not only for the brutal barbarity of war but for the sheer power of screen stories.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Almost entirely ignores the amazing aspect of this true story that makes it worth telling, and even the very good performances point us in another direction than the intended one.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: With echoes of Bridge on the River Kwai and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, the WWII POW scenes are easily the most effective aspect of The Railway Man.

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