The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER)
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The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER)
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's big strength is its unwillingness to dish out easy answers"
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Although the main character's motivations remain largely a matter of conjecture, The Girl on the Train is a compelling piece of cinema."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Jon Frosch, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"André Téchiné's spellbinding storytelling glosses over the issue somewhat, but never deplorably so."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"The film's complex political and social themes are frustratingly simplified, reducing events to bare-bones implausibility and making empathy hard despite the impressively subtle performances."
‑ Sloan Freer, Radio Times
"A movie whose blitheness doesn't know when to quit."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"The Girl on the Train reverberates with a quiet, seductive power."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"A rare disappointment from André Téchiné..."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"The French-made drama is too aloof and measured, even when things should get more heated and emotional."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Although this stylish and ominously paced vehicle starts with a full itinerary, it never makes a vital connection."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The movie seems likely to be about anti-Semitism, but that's more the occasion than the subject."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's an interesting approach, avoiding didactic hand-wringing in favour of elliptical character drama..."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"The film doesn't quite solve the puzzle -- why the girl did it -- but it doodles intriguing equations and theories on the blackboard."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Techine once again displays a masterful control ofall aspects of his movie, a typically rich character study."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
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