The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER)
The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2010)

Based on the true story of a young girl who stunned France when she falsely claimed to be the target of an Anti-Semitic attack.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 18, 2010
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
79%
Flixster
User Score
41%


Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's a bit of a comedown for director André Téchiné, but this fact-based drama raises some thorny questions -- and benefits from strong performances by Catherine Deneuve and Emilie Dequenne.

David Jenkins
Time Out

The film's big strength is its unwillingness to dish out easy answers

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Although the main character's motivations remain largely a matter of conjecture, The Girl on the Train is a compelling piece of cinema.

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

We don't come close to understanding Jeanne's very particular choice of fabricated victimization, and Téchiné, erring too much on the side of enigma, doesn't seem to, either.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A movie whose blitheness doesn't know when to quit.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Girl on the Train reverberates with a quiet, seductive power.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Understated but involving, The Girl On The Train tells a very personal and specific story that resonates with wider insight into the state of modern France.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Although this stylish and ominously paced vehicle starts with a full itinerary, it never makes a vital connection.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie seems likely to be about anti-Semitism, but that's more the occasion than the subject.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

It's an interesting approach, avoiding didactic hand-wringing in favour of elliptical character drama...

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "The Girl on the Train," Jeanne(Emilie Dequenne), a feckless young woman, spends he days rollerblading in Paris when she is approached by… More
Daniel Parsons
Episodic and slow-paced, this bizarre fact-based drama benefits from a dreamy visual style, poetic editing and three immersive central performances. It's a… More