Riding the Rails (1997)

Riding the Rails




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This poignant and carefully-researched documentary takes a stark look at the harsh realities behind the oft-romanticized view of the Depression-era hobo. The filmmakers got their stories from the reminiscences of 10 former vagabonds and archival footage to create an accurate, at times wrenching, view of the wanderer's struggle to survive.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lexy Lovell, Michael Uys
On DVD: Jun 28, 2003


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Critic Reviews for Riding the Rails

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

January 1, 2000
The New Republic
Top Critic

Gorgeous and moving.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

November 7, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Full Review… | July 30, 2003
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Riding the Rails


A wonderful documentary, effective interviews, excellent footage from the era it is about. Informative, moving and very thought provoking.

James Higgins

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