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Still shot from the movie: The Railway Man.

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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Marc M says: May. 14, 2014

War camps, torture, suicide, and yet overall it’s still rated an “A”?  I’d like to see more discussion about that.  Granted the Overall is not intended to be an average of the other grades, but really?  “A”?

Rod Gustafson says: May. 14, 2014

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the film Marc but it is a very powerful true story and is one of those highly rare films with some concerning content that, I feel, deserves to be recommended. This is not a film for “children” but mature teens with adult guidance could greatly benefit. Also note that compared to the vast majority of PG-13 action movies this one is less explicit with its violence, has virtually no sexual content and hardly any profanity.

Thanks for your comment. I’d love to hear the opinions of others who have seen the film. It’s still only playing in very limited theaters in North America.

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