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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By vmccausland
Very well acted... Deals clearly with living with rage vs forgiveness.. A little known part of WWII ..n...

The Burma-Siam Railway System

By stanleymcclure
This is a very good movie, to see what the British Soldiers went through during the WW2 building of the 415 KLms long Railway System. Eric Lomax played by the young Jeremy Irvine, and older Eric...

Excellent

By tpt9
I went to this movie litterally because I had nothing else to see in the time slot I have. Had I a choice I would never have seen this movie. I was very plesantly surprised at how much I enjoyed...

Great Thought-Provoking Film

By icicero316
Grim and very graphic torture scenes. A must see!...

Railway Man

By mmontijo
Intense story, will make all consider their view on the world....

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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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