Rent The Railway Children Return (2022)

2.9 of 5 from 149 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
The sequel to one of the most beloved British family films of all time, 'The Railway Children Return' is an enchanting, moving and heart-warming adventure for a new generation.
1944 - As life in Britain's cities becomes increasingly perilous, the Watt children: Lily, Pattie and Ted are evacuated to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There they are met by Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas who help them settle into their new life in the countryside.
When the children discover injured American soldier Abe, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , Eden Hamilton, Tashinga Bepete, Zac Cudby, Max Duane, , , Oscar Wallwork, Joseph Richards, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Jemma Rodgers
Writers:
Daniel Brocklehurst, Jemma Rodgers
Aka:
Railway Children
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Drama
Collections:
People of the Pictures, Remembering Bernard Cribbins
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/10/2022
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Then and Now
  • Looking the Part
  • All Aboard! The Trains of 'The Railway Children Return'
  • The History Behind the Film
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/10/2022
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Then and Now
  • Looking the Part
  • All Aboard! The Trains of 'The Railway Children Return'
  • The History Behind the Film

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Reviews (3) of The Railway Children Return

Awful - The Railway Children Return review by IG

Spoiler Alert
23/10/2022

Apart from Jenny Agutter in the cast and a train there is not much in this film that resonates with the warmth and charm of the original or in any way reflects the realities of the period and social norms of the day.

Instead we have woke messages of victimhood and rather bad-mannered children. More importantly perhaps it makes very little effort to be entertaining.

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Somehow it works - The Railway Children Return review by mg

Spoiler Alert
03/02/2024

The original film had a feelgood factor to it and so does this film. It offers nothing new but if you liked the original film then there is nothing here that you will dislike

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Dull Sequel...of Sorts - The Railway Children Return review by GI

Spoiler Alert
02/03/2024

The main issue is that the railway children don't actually return! Well Jenny Agutter does and then has a small role that is essentially pointless. There's nothing at all wrong with a sequel to the children's 1970 favourite but this latest film isn't really a sequel, it's a completely separate story that essentially repeats the main plot points of the original film. In that sense it's a plodding, somewhat annoying and dull film that lacks any sense of daring or interest. It's set in the Second World War and three siblings are evacuated from Salford to the countryside and move into the house of the local head mistress (Sheridan Smith), the daughter of Bobbie (Agutter). Along with Bobbie's grandson they find a black American deserter being hunted by the military police and decide to help him evade capture as he's only 14. None of it is exciting or original and the image of a nostalgic, sunny and wonderful England in the 40s is a bit laughable. A children's film that is just unimaginative.

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