Man On The Train (2011)





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A mysterious criminal (Mullen Jr.) rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor (Sutherland), his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own.
Art House & International , Drama
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Donald Sutherland
as The Professor
Tony Nardi
as Loco
Kate O'Toole
as Vivienne
Greg Bryk
as Tough Guy
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Critic Reviews for Man On The Train

All Critics (3)

We remain puzzled as to why they bothered.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Irish Times

Worth seeing for the hammy performance by Donald Sutherland.

Full Review… | November 23, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a familiar template, but it's a joy to see Sutherland get a rare chance to spread his wings.

Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out Chicago

Audience Reviews for Man On The Train

This movie starts out decent, is well acted and gets you to care about the characters but it starts to slide into sophomoric weird-o-ness and finishes weaker than a pubescent love poem. This is a classic example of good build-up, character development, and dialogue, but can't figure a good ending so a fancy little metaphysical twist is plopped onto the end. Well, boo. That stunk.

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