THE RAILWAY MAN REVIEW

The MAD MOVIE RANTER

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In Firth We Trust. Where it lacks in pace and story, The Railway Man delivers with sheer emotion and performance.

A former British Army officer (Colin Firth), who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible (Hiroyuki Sanada) for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

A somewhat corny opening felt like something out of Love Actually with Firth’s trainspotter Eric relentlessly skimming through a train time table, trying to find the nice woman (Nicole Kidman) he met on the train. It sets the film off on an easy going and light pace as the pair reunite. The chemistry bubbling away. We follow the cliched montage of dates as their romance blossoms. BUT before we know it and within a few frames, Eric and Patti have eloped

Patt is soon introduced to…

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