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Post » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:43 pm

[Movie] The Railway Man (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksrkKXoEJbM[/youtube]

Plot
- A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.

Pros
- 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.

Cons
- 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)
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Post » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:04 pm

Hadn't seen much of this one. Looks like a decent DVD choice.

Not sure about that CGI in the trailer though... made the place look pretty tacky.
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Post » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:30 am

Its a Film Festival release, so somehow I saw it before imdb says its even released, and good luck on any torrents just yet.
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Post » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:15 pm

Its hit the net. I highly recommend.

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