The Man on the Train

The Man on the Train

DVD - 2012
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A mysterious criminal (Mullen Jr.) rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor (Sutherland), his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. Beginning to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape his own
Publisher: [New York] : New Video Group, c2012
ISBN: 9781422935859
Branch Call Number: DVD Man
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 20, 2016

Slow, boring

Feb 16, 2014

I was interested until the end. What happened. Why did Sutherland die. How? Too confusing.

Apr 18, 2013

A somewhat slow and talkative movie (Donald Sutherland doing all the talking) but I liked the movie. Larry Mullen from U2 plays a dark character very well.

Dec 05, 2012

Good lord, why did I watch a Donald Sutherland movie! He drones on and on and on and on and on. It seems he was in every scene just rambling philosophically as he's done for the last 25 years in his monotone Shakespearian voice. Was the movie only 1 hour and 45 minutes long? Seemed like years. I almost slipped into a coma.

Oct 24, 2012

I knew nothing about the film, picked it up out of curiousity, and was pleasantly surprised. This is a character study about two very different men whose lives intersect. A criminal arrives in a small town in the days leading up to a heist, and meets a retired professor. The two get to know each other, finding themselves envious of the choices the other has made. Donald Sutherland is, as always, outstanding in anything he does, and his professor, settled into a peaceful retirement, seems bored with his life. Larry Mullen Jr., who usually plays the drums for U2, is surprisingly good as the hard man having doubts about the path he's taken. The film takes its time and moves at a slow pace towards its conclusion, but sometimes that's a very good thing.

kurasawa1 Sep 02, 2012

Well worth seeing - occasionally slow moving but surprising and thoughtful


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