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

July 11, 2003
Each actor comes to perfectly embody his character.
June 27, 2003
Patrice Leconte's fanciful odd-couple drama oozes flavorful, provincial atmosphere.
June 6, 2003
Under Leconte's artful direction, a believable bond develops between the men, each envious of the direction the other's life has taken.
June 6, 2003
It is a perfected fable flashing across a screen.
June 6, 2003
The actors couldn't be more perfect.
June 5, 2003
The movie has the kind of texture and depth that will make true movie-lovers sigh with the pure cinematic, human grace of it all.
December 16, 2017
... a well-tuned character piece starring screen legend Jean Rochefort and French pop icon Johnny Hallyday as strangers with nothing in common whose chance meeting sparks a powerful friendship.
December 9, 2017
The Man On The Train uses the genre of the crime film to explore the existential crisis of masculinity, and the conclusion it reaches is a similarly bleak affirmation of the codes of heroism.
August 19, 2010
Laconte's direction is calculative all the way, but his telling fails to register very much.
October 29, 2008