The Navigators
The Navigators (2003)

In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading "East Midland Infrastructure,"… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 21, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2003
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Loach's characters speak in a sometimes difficult Yorkie accent, but they tell a story anyone can understand.

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Emanuel Levy

Though not one of Loach's strongest films, his heart is in the rightplace, and his foray into the privatization of the British Railway System and its devstating effects on its workers is still a worthy cause to champion and a worthy film to see.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

If The Full Monty had been a drama, and didn't have the peeling or happy ending, it would probably have looked something like this.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Loach has a way of capturing the offhand, unspectacular way people live, with social comedy but minus any sociology.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Essential Loach viewing for those who still believe in the cause.

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Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine

While a bit less fulfilling than Riff Raff or Raining Stones, the latest chapter in the impressive Loach lexicon still packs a punch.

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James Berardinelli

This is a worthwhile motion picture whose central topic will resonate with many who see it.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Simply the final word on the evils of private industry.

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Urban Cinefile

As comedy and drama, the film is full on, if not full monty... Wonderful performances keep us involved and engaged.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Navigators" takes place in 1995 when British Rail is bring privatized, the effects of which are being felt at all levels.… More
Henrik Schunk
Appropiate portrayal of a british railworker's teams downfall which ultimately alienates their morals as well. A grim and very realistic view on… More