Night Train To Lisbon (2013)
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Critic Reviews for Night Train To Lisbon
It's all terribly talky and low-energy; that wonderful noirish title, it turns out, was just a front for a history lecture.
After barely stirring to life, "Night Train to Lisbon" mercifully expires.
Night Train to Lisbon is a handsomely crafted, well-acted love story within a love story, even if it doesn't engage as much as it should.
Audience Reviews for Night Train To Lisbon
A ridiculous drama that seems like a cheesy soap-opera, completely unaware of the meaning of subtlety and with everything so absolutely obvious and artificial: the clichéd cinematography, the risible metaphors, the self-help platitudes and the utterly embarrassing dialogue.
This German/Suisse/Portuguese drama directed by Bille August is based on the novel Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier. Starring Jeremy Irons it had some potential to be great but the screenplay written by Greg Latter and Ulrich Herrmann was too safe with no thrill or unexpected events. The story about a Swiss professor who saves the life of a woman who wanted to commit suicide and then abandons his teaching career and reserved life to embark on a thrilling intellectual adventure to Portugal was actually a story that takes him on a journey to the very heart of himself. The problem is that the adventure was too predictable even with the added thrill elements to keep us interested.
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Somehow this film seemed to me like passed its "Use By" date, especially the way the story was told. The real heart wasn't there as well as the substance. If you are fan of Jeremy Irons - it's worth watching it for the performance. Of course, there are other stars as well: Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Lee, Bruno Ganz... the acting was the strongest part of this movie. You can see some old-world elegance of Bern, the cobbled charms of Lisbon and some panoramic views of Portuguese coastal roads, but don't expect too much of anything else!
Eventually delves into Portugal's dark past-interestingly.
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