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Man On The Train (L'Homme Du Train)
Genre: Foreign - Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jean Rochefort & Johnny Hallyday

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34232
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some language and brief violence
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/25/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Patrice Leconte
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Milan (Hallyday) was the only "Man On The Train" who got off when it stopped in a quiet little French town. Before meeting up with his accomplices for the robbery he

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1-framed DVD picture exhibits a gritty texture that can be more stylish than obtrusive. The picture is generally sharp and detailed, with many blown-out whites and highly contrasted images. Details can seem a bit lacking in longer shots. Lots of cool hues flood the color palette, like blues and greens, and blacks are deep, but undefined. Edge enhancement is quite annoying, almost separating objects from their surroundings. Overall, the picture has very harsh characteristics, but much of it seems to be intentional as film grain is very much a presence in the picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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