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The Railway Man

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Jonathan Teplitzky

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Plot Summary

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

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66%
  • Reviews Counted: 109
  • Fresh: 72
  • Rotten: 37
  • 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

redlane2

I kinda stay away from reality movies. Since Colin Firth was in this I had to watch it. So glad I did. Such a touching movie, it touched my heart and soul. PTSD/War Crimes/reconciliation. The ending was sad & beautiful. Also learned some history about this war. Loved this movie.

You can tell it's not from Hollywood

Superb acting

Exelent movie

This is just an awesome movie.
This is the type of movies our world need to see more.

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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