bittah.com!~ [Movie] The Railway Man (2014)
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- A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
- Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth have quite a good on-screen chemistry about them, good acting.
- Strong performances all around with the younger (past) actors as well as Hiroyuki Sanada.
- Confrontational and violent without being too over the top.
- Will have your heartstrings pulled by the end.
- True Story.
- It has pacing issues. I wasn't sure where the story was going at times with the past/present switching, however was happy with the outcome.
I went into the theatre without any prior knowledge about this movie. I saw it on a hunch, and thought it was going to be some bore-fest about trains . . . . boy was I wrong! The first 20 minutes starts off slow, like its going to be a romantic oldie flick. But then as the plot develops, it flurishes into a much more darker and gruesome war-time torture movie about revenge and post-battle stress disorders.
7.5/10 - Good watch.
also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Railway_Man_(book)