The Railway Children Return

The Railway Children Return

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This British war drama follows a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home.

2022Rating: PG, violence, racism theme, threat, language, rude humour, dangerous behaviour95 minsUKSTUDIOCANAL (UK + EIRE)
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The Railway Children Return | Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s ploddingly predictable stuff.

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The Times

The Times

The bedrock appeal of the entire project, besides a plethora of grounded youth performances... is its unapologetic embrace of the old-fashioned storytelling tropes.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

As a feature, it all feels very rushed and dramatically inert...

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Independent

Independent

The story is sincere but simplified...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It’s a sweet, touching tale, with moments of nicely judged, age-appropriate peril...

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

It’s a shame... that the film goes so hard on pushing the myth of a progressive England that it sells its primary audience short.

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Variety

Variety

(It piles) nostalgia upon nostalgia upon nostalgia into a triple-layered Victorian sponge of particularly English sweetness...

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

The new film is a plodding affair, characterised more by fastidious set dressing than by narrative tension.

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail

If this picture never quite recaptures the charm and innocence of the five-star original, it succeeds in evoking its spirit.

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The Railway Children Return | Release Details

The Railway Children Return is now playing in 395 cinemas in the United Kingdom.