Cinema review: The Railway Man (15)

Undated Film Still Handout from The Railway Man. Pictured: Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Lionsgate. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.
Undated Film Still Handout from The Railway Man. Pictured: Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Lionsgate. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

Ghosts of the past haunt a former British Army officer in Jonathan Teplitzky’s respectful and polished drama. Based on the bestselling autobiography of Eric Lomax, The Railway Man uses a patchwork of flashbacks to recount the writer’s treatment at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army after the fall of Singapore. The film stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, who are both excellent in emotionally demanding roles.

Based on the bestselling autobiography of Eric Lomax, The Railway Man uses a patchwork of flashbacks to recount the writer’s treatment at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army after the fall of Singapore.

The film stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, who are both excellent in emotionally demanding roles.