Night Train to Lisbon DVD review

Jeremy Irons stars in Night Train to Lisbon, an intelligent thriller about an English professor, Raimund, who saves a woman from leaping off a bridge. He takes her with him to his classroom, but when she slips out of the class, leaving her coat behind, he grabs it and runs after her.

Raimund loses sight of her and checks her coat pockets, hoping for identification. Instead, he finds a book and inside, a train ticket to Lisbon. He goes to the train station, hoping she’ll show up, but when she doesn’t, and the train is departing, he suddenly decides to get on the train.

He reads the book, which is by Amadeu Prado (Jack Huston), a young doctor who’s also quite a philosopher, and Raimund is completely fascinated by Amadeu’s wisdom and escapades. Propelled out of his quiet life through this book, he goes on a search for Amadeu and finds the mystery that began with the woman on the bridge only deepens. Eager to know the whole truth, Raimund meets people who knew Amadeu and slowly begins to puzzle out what has happened.

The mystery keeps audiences on their toes and Jeremy Irons turns in a wonderful performance as a man who doesn’t hesitate to put his life on hold as he searches for something more than the answer to this mystery – he’s searching for meaning and passion in his up-to-now predictable life. Also getting home releases this week are: The Fifth Estate, Rush, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Metallica Through the Never, Violet & Daisy and the TV mini-series Bonnie and Clyde.

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  1. Vijay • January 29, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

    My favourite mystery movie? Clue!

  2. diane king • January 29, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

    my favorite mystery movie is with Columbo!!!

  3. Jeff Schwan • January 29, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

    My Favorite mystery movie would have to be Se7en

  4. Penny Routledge • January 29, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

    My favorite mystery movie is The Net!

  5. Lisa VanBekkum • January 29, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

    My favorite mystery movie is Looper. man do I love me a Bruce Willis, past or present will do 😉

  6. debbie starkey • January 29, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

    Favorite mystery movie,,,gone

  7. naiddia peracha • January 29, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

    My favorite mystery movie was the sixth sense.

  8. Tammy lever • January 29, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

    I really liked shutter island.

  9. David Martin • January 29, 2014 @ 10:58 AM

    Favourite mystery: Murder on the Orient Express.

  10. Connie hanlon • January 29, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

    My favourite are the Sherlock Homes movies!

  11. Elizabeth • January 29, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

    My favourite mystery movie is Clue.

  12. Mathew Ratch • January 29, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

    L.A. Confidential

  13. Craig Miller • January 29, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier. Spy

  14. lucy • January 29, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

    My favourite mystery is “Murder on the Orient Express”. Oldie but a goodie!

  15. Sofia • January 29, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

    identity. epic movie.

  16. Kirsten • January 29, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

    Nancy Drew

  17. Joy • January 29, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

    I love The Thin Man movies!

  18. Viv • January 29, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

    My favorite is Gosford Park

  19. Thuy • January 29, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

    The Usual Suspects. One of the best movie!

  20. Susan Granberg • January 29, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

    Favourite Mystery Movie: The Game

  21. Donna Doyle • January 29, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

    I think mine is The Sixth Sense.

  22. Julie Farmer • January 29, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

    Blade Runner

  23. Wendy • January 29, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

    Sherlock Holmes

  24. annielicious14 • January 29, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

    Se7en! 🙂

  25. Pat B • January 29, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

    The Maltese Falcon

  26. Tracy Morin • January 29, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

    The Green Mile is my favorite mystery movie 🙂

  27. Chandra Christine O'Connor • January 29, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

    Sherlock holmes

  28. Mary • January 29, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

    German flick called ‘Other People’s Lives’.

  29. Elizabeth Moon • January 29, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

    Fave mystery movie: Sherlock Holmes

  30. Nathalie LB • January 29, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

    My favorite mystery movie is Brick!

  31. DANIELLE • January 29, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

    My favourite movie is Gone Baby Gone

  32. Allan Frederick • January 29, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

    “The Usual Suspects”

  33. DANIELLE • January 29, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

    Gone baby Gone

  34. Chantal tremblay-Ruest • January 29, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

    Mine was Shutter Island

  35. Sandy m • January 29, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

    North by northwest is my favourite mystery movie.

  36. G.Smith • January 29, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

    My favorite is The Manchurian Candidate.

  37. Jessica Cuillerier • January 29, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

    My favorite mystery movie is Shutter Island.

  38. Minh Huynh • January 29, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

    My favorite movie is Remember The Titans!!!

  39. Kim Barbour • January 29, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

    No Way Out

  40. Denis Bernier • January 29, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

    My favorite mystery movie… Mystic River

  41. Minh Huynh • January 29, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

    Sorry, mystery movie would be the Usual Suspects

  42. Lisa Gedak • January 29, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

    I love the Sherlock Holmes series, new or old:)

  43. Hung Quach • January 29, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

    Mystic River

  44. Maria • January 29, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

    The Life of David Gale

  45. Lucie • January 29, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

    Shunter Island

  46. Mark • January 29, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

    North by Northwest

  47. Carole Greenberg • January 29, 2014 @ 1:11 PM

    “the lady vanishes”

  48. Yung • January 29, 2014 @ 1:14 PM

    Mulholland Drive

  49. Andrea • January 29, 2014 @ 1:39 PM

    I think my fave mystery movie has to be sixth sense, never would have guessed the ending!

  50. Lyndie • January 29, 2014 @ 1:40 PM

    the man that knew too much

  51. Dee Schwark • January 29, 2014 @ 2:34 PM

    My favourite would be the new Sherlock movies….love them 🙂

  52. Tracy • January 29, 2014 @ 3:28 PM

    The Sixth Sense

  53. Cheryl Germain • January 29, 2014 @ 4:57 PM

    Clue, the first one.

  54. deniseholme@yahoo.ca • January 29, 2014 @ 5:10 PM

    My fav is devince codewith tom hanks.

  55. Nadia • January 29, 2014 @ 5:11 PM

    My fav mystery movie is FRACTURE!

  56. Franklin Chow • January 29, 2014 @ 5:42 PM

    My favourite is The Sixth Sense.

  57. Carmen • January 29, 2014 @ 5:59 PM

    My fav mystery movie is The Net

  58. Karen Munro • January 29, 2014 @ 6:55 PM

    My favorite would be “Paycheck” One of my favorites

  59. Rosie • January 29, 2014 @ 7:13 PM

    Favourite mystery movie is Taking Lives with Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke.

  60. Patricia • January 29, 2014 @ 9:29 PM

    The Sixth Sense

  61. Wayne Wismer • January 29, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

    Clue

  62. Carole Palmer • January 29, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

    I liked Abduction

  63. Christine Laplante • January 30, 2014 @ 12:22 AM

    My favorite mystery movie, as to be The Net, with Sandra Bullock, definitely a classic for me!

  64. Brenda Harding • January 30, 2014 @ 1:59 AM

    My favorite mystery movie is Labour Day..Saw the screener tonight and you were in suspense most of the movie and didn’t know how it was going to turn out.

  65. Bruce Lamesse • January 30, 2014 @ 7:19 AM

    My favourite Mystery Movie is The Seven Per Cent Solution.

  66. julie • January 30, 2014 @ 8:29 AM

    I like Dexter and Holmes

  67. julie • January 30, 2014 @ 8:30 AM

    Dexter

  68. Bonnie • January 30, 2014 @ 2:26 PM

    My favourite mystery movie? An oldie but a goodie. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

  69. LAinVan • January 30, 2014 @ 7:35 PM

    I like LA Confidential. I’d love to see Night Train to Lisbon … as I’ve been to Lisbon and I love a good mystery!

  70. Wayne Lecoy • January 30, 2014 @ 10:41 PM

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win
    a Night Train to Lisbon DVD.
    My favorite mystery movie is The Sixth Sense.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!

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