The Railway Children Return


Review: Three children are evacuated by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth during the Second World War. At the station they meet a young injured American soldier who they try to help.
Director: Morgan Matthews
Actors: John Bradley, Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay, Beau Gadsdon, Gabriel Freilich, Hugh Quarshie, Austin Haynes, KJ Aikens, Jessica Baglow, Eden Hamilton, Tashinga Bepete, Zac Cudby, Neil Hurst, Max Duane, Philip Gascoyne, Joseph Richards and Oscar Wallwork
Year: 2022
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family and War
Conclusion: 3/5
Here we see Jenny Agutter return as the grandma (She played Roberta in the 1968 TV mini-series, The Railway Children (film version) 1970 and again but as the mother in the 2000 TV Movie). I did feel that this 2022 version would have been better made as a TV Christmas Movie rather than a full feature length film. Lovely as always to see Tom Courtenay who I did feel rather lifted the film when he came on screen. The one good thing I can say about this is that it is one that all the family can sit down to and enjoy. However, I still don’t think that you can beat the classic 1970 version of The Railway Children.


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