For me anyway, it just seemed to disappear.
| Original Score: 2/4
So static and predictably schematic as to lull viewers into a comfortable slumber.
It all seemed so forgettable like one of those dreams you might have on a suburban train.
| Original Score: C
Real depth here is short-circuited by florid editing and a general hokiness that undermine the unlikely rapport Hallyday and the lovely Rochefort forge.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It appears to be about how people get trapped by the personas they create. But unfortunately, Laconte reveals nothing truly riveting behind their masks.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The contrast between old-fogeyish Manesquier and dangerous 'man with no name' Milan, between loquacious, actorly Rochefort and silent 'natural' Hallyday, is initially droll, although it wears thin after a while.
Collapses in a heap of affirmational outbursts and metaphysical goop.
The film ultimately seems more like an idea than a complete story, bereft of any narrative spine on which to hang the ideas.
Bleak, blue lighting and washed out colours emphasise the wintriness of the tale; but there isn't nearly enough dramatic conflict to sustain this to feature length.
It's nice to see a film about the regrets of old age that doesn't resort to Grumpy Old Men-style humor or cheap action sequences.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Each actor comes to perfectly embody his character.
| Original Score: 5/5
One of [Leconte's] most elegant films.
| Original Score: 4/4
We come to like these two men and look forward to their interaction with a quiet anticipation.
| Original Score: 3/4
It is a perfected fable flashing across a screen.
It speaks to the quixotic desire to know what it feels like to be someone else, someone utterly different from ourselves -- the reason we talk to strangers, the reason we go to the movies.
Fascinating at times, but too stodgy and stagy to be considered transcendent.
| Original Score: 3/4
Could the globalization of cinema be responsible for the diminishing emotional impact of Patrice Leconte's Man on the Train?
A triumph of moviemaking, where simplicity rules and emotions get expressed through humor, pathos and moments of surprisingly tenderness.
[A] beautiful and quirky fable that's part spaghetti Western, part French poem. It's an unlikely but lovely combination.
The film, in a curious way, gives them a sort of second chance at things, and I enjoyed watching it happen.
| Original Score: B