Lisa Schwarzbaum
May 23, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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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