Bille August's film is a protracted, soporific trip into Portuguese history that would like to be a romantic thriller.
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Gentle has its charms, and August's vision of the world, archaic though it may willingly be, is appealingly urbane .
It’s all terribly talky and low-energy; that wonderful noirish title, it turns out, was just a front for a history lecture.
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.
Murder on the Orient Express, this ain’t.
Take the last train to anywhere but here.
An old fashioned romantic mystery that benefits from a wizened, much-honored cast and a still-exotic setting.
After barely stirring to life, Night Train to Lisbon mercifully expires.