The Navigators (2001) - Comedy, Drama

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Five Yorkshiremen try to survive after the British Rail is bought out by a private company.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 27 found boring (22.22%)

One-line Reviews (11)


A boring story .

Instead of getting concrete by train, they transport it in buckets, because that's the cheapest (but most slow) way.

Honest, downbeat and entertaining .

Generally I adorn Ken Loach's films, but here it is a boring story.

But then again, as dreary as the film turned out to be I can't imagine it ever had much of an audience.

Ken Loach films are always worth watching, because his characters are so believeable.

Dreary And Obvious .

Loach this time points out the lost of the social benefits of the labour class in a blackmail black and white situation where, if they want to get the job, they have to leave with these conditions which do not guarantee any type of social and physical safety to the worker.

The interaction between them is awkward sometimes, disjointed, the dialogue does not run smoothly, and you get an impression of real life friction as a result.

Since I was in Florence by the time I saw this movie, and since the walls of my hotel were not very thicker than 1 inch, and since my neihgbours were noisy beyond range, and since this was about the most boring movie I have ever seen, I can't imagine myself sleeping deeper than this.