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The Railway Man

War can leave a mark on a man, and Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) has carried such a scar for decades. But would an opportunity to confront his former Japanese captor (Hiroyuki Sanada) help him to heal? Or would it just tempt the tormented man to take revenge? Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 25 Apr 2014
Video Release: 12 Aug 2014
MPAA Rating: R
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MPAA Rating (United States)

The Railway Man is rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence.

Canadian Movie Ratings

CMPDA (Canadian Home Video)


Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content.

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Violence.

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, Disturbing Content, Not Recommended For Young Children.

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Violence.

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