The Man on the Train (L'homme du train) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Man on the Train (L'homme du train) Reviews

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May 29, 2003
For me anyway, it just seemed to disappear.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2003
So static and predictably schematic as to lull viewers into a comfortable slumber.
June 25, 2003
It all seemed so forgettable like one of those dreams you might have on a suburban train.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 16, 2003
Real depth here is short-circuited by florid editing and a general hokiness that undermine the unlikely rapport Hallyday and the lovely Rochefort forge.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 5, 2003
It appears to be about how people get trapped by the personas they create. But unfortunately, Laconte reveals nothing truly riveting behind their masks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 1, 2003
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.
May 6, 2003
Collapses in a heap of affirmational outbursts and metaphysical goop.
May 25, 2003
The film ultimately seems more like an idea than a complete story, bereft of any narrative spine on which to hang the ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 15, 2003
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.
May 9, 2003
Fans of the subtitled, the offbeat and the intimate shouldn't miss this Train.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 6, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2003
Each actor comes to perfectly embody his character.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 16, 2003
One of [Leconte's] most elegant films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 24, 2003
We come to like these two men and look forward to their interaction with a quiet anticipation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2003
It is a perfected fable flashing across a screen.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 8, 2003
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.
June 20, 2003
Fascinating at times, but too stodgy and stagy to be considered transcendent.
| Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2003
Could the globalization of cinema be responsible for the diminishing emotional impact of Patrice Leconte's Man on the Train?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2002
A triumph of moviemaking, where simplicity rules and emotions get expressed through humor, pathos and moments of surprisingly tenderness.
May 12, 2003
[A] beautiful and quirky fable that's part spaghetti Western, part French poem. It's an unlikely but lovely combination.
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