The Railway Children

The Railway Children

A newly remastered digital print of one of the best-loved family films of all time. 4.0 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
The Railway Children

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Certificate
Genre Family / Children
Director Lionel Jeffries
Cast Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn Dinah Sheridan
Studio Optimum Releasing
Release Date April 2010
Running Time 109 mins
 

A newly remastered digital print of one of the best-loved family films of all time.

Reviews

The Observer

Philip French

Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett and Gary Warren are the most uncloyingly endearing children and a credit to their inherited middle-class fortitude.

04/04/2010

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The Daily Telegraph

Sukhdev Sandhu

Certain moments, such as the surprised face of Agutter’s character when she sees the surprise birthday party laid on for her, are as moving and magical now as they were 40 years ago.

01/04/2010

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

Only the hard-hearted could deny the lovability and charm of Lionel Jeffries's tremendous 1970 version of E Nesbit's children's classic The Railway Children, now on re-release.

01/04/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

The condescension towards stationmaster Perks – Bernard Cribbins plays the comedy prole – rather dates it, and the dependence on all-powerful benefactor "the old gentleman" is Dickensian wishful thinking. But the performances make it irresistible...

02/04/2010

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The Times

Wendy Ide

Kids reared on the accelerated thrills of modern children’s cinema might find the pacing a little lethargic but if you can persuade them to give it a chance, this sweet-natured family classic should work its magic.

02/04/2010

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Time Out

Derek Adams

Putting aside its fusty look and feel, Jeffries’s film remains an enjoyable evocation of the time. Of course, whether today’s kids get it is open to debate.

01/04/2010

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