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Movie Review: ‘The Railway Man’

The Railway Man is an earnest, intense drama about the torture of a British Army officer at a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, and the victim’s vengeful confrontation with his torturer half a century later.
Drama teaches valuable lesson

- 1 month earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The Railway Man is based on the 1995 memoir of Eric Lomax. A British Army officer, he was kept as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during the second world war, and forced to help build the Burma-Siam Railway.

Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth in 'The Railway Man' Extended Preview

- 3 weeks earlier @ starsentertainment.com: Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the true story of Eric Lomax, a British soldier in World War II who endured gruelling conditions as a forced labourer on the Thailand Death Railway after being captured by Japanese troops. For ...

Nicole Kidman On Playing Grace Kelly And Why It's Easy To 'Enjoy' Colin Firth

- 2 weeks earlier @ huffingtonpost.com: For her latest role in "The Railway Man," out April 11, the "Moulin Rouge" and "The Hours" star plays a supportive wife to World War II veteran Eric Lomax (Colin Firth). In the autobiographical adaptation, Patti and Eric Lomax confront his past as a ...

The Railway Man – review | Peter Bradshaw

- 2 weeks earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: A potentially powerful film about a POW reconciling with his former torturer is let down by some woeful casting Here is an intensely well-intentioned movie with an important story to tell, but also, unfortunately, with jarringly awkward moments and very serious casting problems. It is an adaptation of the 1995 memoir by Eric Lomax, the former Royal Signals officer who described his wartime ...

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The Railway Man – review | Mark Kermode

Eric Lomax's story of life and death on the Burma railway gets another retelling, although it does get a little muddled The story of Eric Lomax , a signals engineer who was forced to work on the infamous Thai-Burmese "Death Railway" after being taken prisoner by the Japanese during the second world war, has been told several times before, in print and on screen. We have Lomax's source memoir ...

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Moving work by Colin Firth anchors 'Railway Man'

CT Post: There are moments that "The Railway Man," starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, feels like a period TV drama — slow, subtle, a bit distant — but that doesn't detract from the ultimate power of its story, which is ...

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Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, of 'Railway Man' and other films, are a great

New York Daily News: ... Kidman's latest arrival in theaters is 'The Railway Man.' FIRTH, KIDMAN IN TIGHT SCENE. Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are not legally wed, but the actor does consider the Aussie stunner his “work wife” now that are about to shoot a fourth movie ...

Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth in 'The Railway Man' Extended Preview

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‘The Railway Man’ stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman appear in the movie The Railway Man , based on the autobiography of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was tortured in war. read more

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Q&A: Nicole Kidman keeping it real in latest roles

Concord Monitor: For her latest role in "The Railway Man," out Friday, April 11, 2014, the 46-year-old Academy Award winner plays supportive wife to World War II veteran Eric Lomax (portrayed by Colin Firth). In the autobiographical adaptation, Patti and Eric Lomax ...

Nicole Kidman On Playing Grace Kelly And Why It's Easy To 'Enjoy' Colin Firth

Huffington Post: For her latest role in "The Railway Man," out April 11, the "Moulin Rouge" and "The Hours" star plays a supportive wife to World War II veteran Eric Lomax (Colin Firth). In the autobiographical adaptation, Patti and Eric Lomax confront his past as a ...

Colin Firth steps in POW’s tracks

NEW YORK — Colin Firth, after winning a best actor Oscar for playing King George VI in “The King’s Speech,” gets back to reality with “The Railway Man,” opening today. He plays World War II veteran Eric Lomax, who survived the brutality and torture of a Japanese pris­on­er of war camp building the Burma-Thailand railroad through dense jungle. Then he spent decades silently suffering with ...

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