L' Homme du Train (The Man on the Train)
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L' Homme du Train (The Man on the Train)
At a deserted train station, a teacher and a gangster meet and realize that each might have been better suited to the other man's way of life. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"Each actor comes to perfectly embody his character."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"It is a perfected fable flashing across a screen."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Laconte's direction is calculative all the way, but his telling fails to register very much."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"An exceptionally crafted western dream."
‑ Mark Sells, Oregon Herald
"It's a poetic and keenly observed story."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Patrice Leconte's fanciful odd-couple drama oozes flavorful, provincial atmosphere."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"The actors couldn't be more perfect."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"A bizarre yet touching tale of gangster and recluse finding in each other something they lack, the film definitely warrants a look."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Thought-provoking, tender and funny, far better than your average 'one last score' film."
‑ Kurt Dahlke, Apollo Guide
"Lacking the sweep of The Widow of St. Pierre and the audacity of The Girl on the Bridge, here Leconte seems to be working on a character sketch..."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Under Leconte's artful direction, a believable bond develops between the men, each envious of the direction the other's life has taken."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"You get the feeling you are watching the adaptation of a classic novel, when in fact the script is an original work of impressive poetry and unpredictable dialogue..."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Although Leconte leads his characters to a baffling conclusion, he creates a satisfying portrayal of two old would-be cowboys heading for what could be the last roundup"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Bleak, blue lighting and washed out colours emphasise the wintriness of the tale; but there isn't nearly enough dramatic conflict to sustain this to feature length."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
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