The Man on the Train (L'homme du train)
The Man on the Train (L'homme du train) (2003)

Two men from two different walks of life develop an unexpected friendship in French director Patrice Leconte's 2002 comedy-drama The Man on the Train. Weary from his trip and in anticipation of the heist he's about to perform, Milan… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 9, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A lovely, contemplative character study with two wonderful performances at its center.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Each actor comes to perfectly embody his character.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It is a perfected fable flashing across a screen.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Laconte's direction is calculative all the way, but his telling fails to register very much.

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Jan Stuart

Patrice Leconte's fanciful odd-couple drama oozes flavorful, provincial atmosphere.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The actors couldn't be more perfect.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A bizarre yet touching tale of gangster and recluse finding in each other something they lack, the film definitely warrants a look.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Under Leconte's artful direction, a believable bond develops between the men, each envious of the direction the other's life has taken.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

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.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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...

Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
A very delicate film, but it works.
Nate Zoebl
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John Ballantine
Nice very nice. A very interesting switcheroo with some genuinely good comedic elements.