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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. Aug 16, 2014
    8
    The cast is excellent, and while the script could've been tighter and more even (especially in regards to the past), Night Train to Lisbon is still very good arthouse fun.
  2. Dec 17, 2013
    8
    Great film. It's an adventure on real life, an adult movie, in the sense teenagers will find nothing for them here, no boobs, no blood, no explosions. Very poetic with beautiful locations and historical insights into Portuguese dictatorship makes this an must watch if you're a mature, intelligent person.
  3. Dec 28, 2013
    9
    This film is gripping, nicely-paced, and lovely to look at. The shift between the earlier years and the present is skillfully executed, the two sets of actors excellent. I admired and enjoyed every aspect of the telling of this story. Jeremy Irons made the professor's uncharacteristic actions believable. I loved this one.
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30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Dec 9, 2013
    50
    Bloodless, far too genteel, and perfectly content to continually tell where a little showing would be nice; Night Train to Lisbon ends up a deeply unadventurous adventure story.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Dec 6, 2013
    38
    It’s all terribly talky and low-energy; that wonderful noirish title, it turns out, was just a front for a history lecture.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Dec 6, 2013
    25
    Bille August's film is a protracted, soporific trip into Portuguese history that would like to be a romantic thriller.