The Railway Man Synopsis
Former POW Eric Lomax and his new wife go in search of the Japanese interpreter who tortured him.
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Learning to the past behind him

By clark2600
Ex Vietnam vet Eric Lomax was left alone relive his excruciating memories of the former war, involving his abduction by Japanese fighting army. Though decades have passed, his nightmare is still...

Railway Man

By haciendacusin
nicole kidman: an exceptional performance. colin firth: colin firth. subtle but, unlike kidman, unable to transform himself. writing/story: continuity & time-frame problems. unexplained...

Strong and moving commentary on war

By chinawood
Excellent performances all around, and while a bit slow, very moving in its depiction of PTSC and the eventual healing from horrific war crimes.. Definitely recommend.....

THE ENDING MADE ME MORE ANGRY THAN I HAVE EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By rudisill
I. Colin Firth is an extremely dull and boring Supporting Actor in this film; II. JEREMY IRVINE totally deserves and should definitely receive his Oscar Academy Award for BEST ACTOR for his...

The Railway Man

By judyluvscats506
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Good movie

By jr2224
The Railway Man was a really good movie. The cast did an great job, and this movie deserves an B+...

Understanding the unforgivable...

By owenscomp1
A little known story that will leave most breathless and reaching for a hankie. Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman play exemplary parts....

The Railway Man

By rswarner
Too much time spent on the torture, not enough on the reconciliation....

Very powerful

By prattsheila
Loved this movie. Great acting, story, and drama. Based on true story makes it even better....

Review of The Railway Man

By jillsaclib
One of the most important films to watch of this decade. Includes long hard-hitting scenes of cruelty to British prisoners of war but the ending will be something you will consider over and over...

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Rated R | For disturbing POW violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Former POW can't shake wartime cruelty in sluggish drama.
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