MAN ON THE TRAIN (2003) 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… 2003-05-09 R PT90M Drama Foreign Language Johnny Hallyday Jean Rochefort Paramount Classics
Movie Review

MAN ON THE TRAIN (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: May 09, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Johnny Hallyday and Jean Rochefort; Distributor: Paramount Classics

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.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints