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Ratings & Reviews

  1. SafeStanding's rating of the film The Railway Man

    Firth puts in his usual high standard performance. Always find that films based on a 'true story' tend to be presented in a very formulaic fashion, this was a prime example. Forgiveness, a message well delivered.

  2. Barış Akpınar's rating of the film The Railway Man

  3. Chris's rating of the film The Railway Man

    when will colin firth stop making me cry

  4. Lorna Singh's rating of the film The Railway Man

    The harrowing torture scenes dominate with a convincing performance by Jeremy Irvine as the young Eric Lomax. Almost no chemistry between Firth and Kidman

  5. Ozan Çevik's rating of the film The Railway Man

    great acting even not need to mention. I loved this real story of Eric Lomax. Hatred vs wisdom. Power and the force of wisdom in the form of most tender emotions. but something is missing .you can not completely lose yourself in some scenes which I guess a soundtrack underestmation is the main reason.

  6. Ahmed Hasan's rating of the film The Railway Man

  7. Huey McEvoy's rating of the film The Railway Man

    Squanders an interesting story for a slightly dry, awards-baiting, spreadsheet of a movie, and multiple compromises ensure it ends up a little flat. The cinematography and score are fine, but the liberties taken with the truth, added to the woeful lack of chemistry between Firth and Kidman, means it widely misses its target.

  8. Maria Claudia's rating of the film The Railway Man

    decent. Firth is great tho'

  9. Intunericitul's rating of the film The Railway Man

    One of the most annoying movies I've seen in the last year.

  10. Murat Benbanaste's rating of the film The Railway Man

    It attempts to achieve something not only too high but also dubious - namely a definite ethical position. So, while I admire that ambition and some portions of the film, this open exhibition of an ethical position supported by narrative cliches like dramatic music is frustrating. That the ethical position being imposed may be "right" or "correct" doesn't change the fact that it is being imposed.

  11. Mathieu Verbeeck's rating of the film The Railway Man

    The romanticization of hate and forgiveness ...

  12. msmichel's rating of the film The Railway Man

    Seeing the trailer one would suppose you would be in for a self-important, Oscar-baiting, manipulative 'man overcomes the horrors of war' films....and you would be right. Firth and Kidman both fail to register here besides game tries and only Hiroyaku Sanada seems to give a performance of note. Film clips along fast enough but only reminds us of better films.

  13. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film The Railway Man

    Despite the challenging score, the film was never unsettling and couldn’t totally escape to sentimentality.

  14. Ellie Groom's rating of the film The Railway Man

    An unflinching, compelling film about Eric Lomax's torture and his subsequent PTSD is sadly bookended by a badly written, poorly acted, needlessly fictional thriller plot. Also, while Irvine and Firth are both fine actors, it is odd that they didn't adopt Scottish accents for the part of younger and older Lomax.

  15. Cinematic's rating of the film The Railway Man

    By the numbers war film with a romantic backdrop, or viceversa. It doesn't really matter. Colin Firth's solid performance makes the mediocrity of the rest more visible.