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...

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.....

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...

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

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The Railway Man

By mdelacono
I loved the film and I thought the acting was superb. I found it very intense, and the quote "man's inhumanity to man" comes to mind! I know this is a true story, and I also know our military was...

An important story movingly told

By mdmelnick
I cannot begin to fathom the professional reviews unfavorably comparing "The Railway Man" to "Bridge on the River Kwai." This story is told from a very different perspective and is riveting in its...

Excellent movie, excellent story

By carlajmaciel
Excellent movie, excellent story. Proof forgiveness heals....

Great History

By yvonneahern
Everyone seems to think that the service men of previous wars did not have problems when they returned home, this was great confirmation for the service men of today that they are going through a...

By rtnovak
Intense but excellent....

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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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