Off the Rails Reviews

  • Jan 26, 2018

    Absolutely beautiful and insightful documentary which unfortunately shows the reality of one of the many unforeseen affects which bullying has on young children which inevitably affects a talented and highly intellectual young human being in this particular case.

    Absolutely beautiful and insightful documentary which unfortunately shows the reality of one of the many unforeseen affects which bullying has on young children which inevitably affects a talented and highly intellectual young human being in this particular case.

  • Nov 01, 2017

    Very good documentary with the story, which is to weird to be fiction.

    Very good documentary with the story, which is to weird to be fiction.

  • Oct 23, 2017

    A "tragic hero" in the classic sense - made more poignant because Darius' story is not fiction.

    A "tragic hero" in the classic sense - made more poignant because Darius' story is not fiction.

  • Oct 06, 2017

    Both illuminating and highly entertaining, this film is everything I look for in a documentary. Darius, whose life is depicted in the doc, has a sweet, intelligent nature about him when speaking that really tugs at the feels. This is the kind of story that makes you want to take action in support of human rights and people like Darius.

    Both illuminating and highly entertaining, this film is everything I look for in a documentary. Darius, whose life is depicted in the doc, has a sweet, intelligent nature about him when speaking that really tugs at the feels. This is the kind of story that makes you want to take action in support of human rights and people like Darius.

  • Feb 17, 2017

    The story of Darius McCollum is a testament to the failure of America's criminal justice system. This film is thought provoking. It sparks a debate that needs a resolution yesterday. The filmmakers seem to skip over some important facts that may leave a bad taste in the viewers mouth. For example what made darius return to new york after visiting his mother?

    The story of Darius McCollum is a testament to the failure of America's criminal justice system. This film is thought provoking. It sparks a debate that needs a resolution yesterday. The filmmakers seem to skip over some important facts that may leave a bad taste in the viewers mouth. For example what made darius return to new york after visiting his mother?

  • Nov 08, 2016

    Amazing film. Thrilled to have been a part of making this uniquely fascinating documentary.

    Amazing film. Thrilled to have been a part of making this uniquely fascinating documentary.

  • Nov 01, 2016

    'Off the Rails' is a documentary about a man that had a dream, but his Asperger's Syndrome has overcome our subject in a way that has him is mostly in prison. All Darius McCollum wanted to do was drive a subway train or a bus. And he has numerous times, despite never working for the railway system or any bus company. McCollum is remarkably honest. He says a lot of the things he's done wrong. That makes him an endearing subject. Documentarian Adam Irving gives us insight as to why McCollum is the way he is:. from getting stabbed in school, to explaining his fascination for subways and trains. McCollum is a sympathetic figure most of the time, but there is also that part of his that seems to crave the negative attention. Final Score: 8.6/10

    'Off the Rails' is a documentary about a man that had a dream, but his Asperger's Syndrome has overcome our subject in a way that has him is mostly in prison. All Darius McCollum wanted to do was drive a subway train or a bus. And he has numerous times, despite never working for the railway system or any bus company. McCollum is remarkably honest. He says a lot of the things he's done wrong. That makes him an endearing subject. Documentarian Adam Irving gives us insight as to why McCollum is the way he is:. from getting stabbed in school, to explaining his fascination for subways and trains. McCollum is a sympathetic figure most of the time, but there is also that part of his that seems to crave the negative attention. Final Score: 8.6/10

  • Oct 22, 2016

    I loved nearly everything about this documentary until the timeline started getting out of hand with the back and forth of what happened in his life. A great insight on Aspergers Syndrome and about how to get away with stealing city buses and driving subway trains without working for the MTA. Rating: 7/10

    I loved nearly everything about this documentary until the timeline started getting out of hand with the back and forth of what happened in his life. A great insight on Aspergers Syndrome and about how to get away with stealing city buses and driving subway trains without working for the MTA. Rating: 7/10