Reviews for this film from our members:
[New – 9/25/14] | Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [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 @ www.susangranger.com
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 @ FlickFilosopher.com
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 @ Expats.cz
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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