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The Railway Man

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jonathan Teplitzky

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About the Movie

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Academy Award®-Winner Colin Firth) - a former army officer who sets out on a mission of revenge to confront the man who tormented him while he was prisoner at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during World War II. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatized and shut off from the world. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Academy Award®-Winner Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive. Lomax must set out to confront him and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity, and the redeeming power of love.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 118
  • Fresh: 79
  • Rotten: 39
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A morally admirable but dramatically inert case of high-minded reconciliation ... – David Denby, New Yorker, Apr 14, 2014

Fresh: [It] has many problems but also has Colin Firth ... – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Apr 17, 2014

Fresh: Firth and Kidman are both up for the challenge, complementing the compelling story with measured and memorable performances. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Apr 18, 2014

Fresh: It's a good, slick and well-intentioned film that wants so hard to be an important one that the slight feeling of letdown it leaves is magnified. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Apr 17, 2014

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Customer Reviews

A story that must be told!

Besides To End All Wars, starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland, this another story of the REAL Bridge on the River Kwai!

The Railway Man
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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