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MAN ON THE TRAIN

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Man on the Train

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/09/03
performer:
Johnny Hallyday, Jean Rochefort
director:
Patrice Leconte
distributor:
Paramount Classics
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B-

Two rulers of the French pop-culture kingdom admire each other’s crowns in this autumnal film about a bank robber (grizzled rock & roll star Johnny Hallyday) and a retired schoolteacher (durable leading man Jean Rochefort) in a small town. Patrice Leconte’s ingratiating drama feels cloyingly predetermined at times, but seeing Hallyday and Rochefort luxuriate in their contrasting personas is a kick.

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