The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train (2016)

Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Emily Blunt's outstanding performance isn't enough to keep The Girl on the Train from sliding sluggishly into exploitative melodrama.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

The Girl on the Train is not weirdly great, or even good, though it doesn't really aim to be, positioning itself unabashedly as a knock-off Gone Girl.

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Brian Lowry

The flashback structure isn't wholly satisfying, and the climax leaves an abundance of questions, so much so that the movie might have benefited either from taking the time to further flesh those revelations out or stripping them down.

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Rain Jokinen

A formidable thriller, and more impressively, an adaptation that actually improves on the blockbuster book it was based on.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Nothing is duller or more stifling, as a rule, than people who wish to make it perfectly plain how stifled they feel by their dull suburban existence.

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Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

Tate Taylor's new adaptation of The Girl on the Train takes the worst parts of the novel (excruciating dialogue, paper-thin plotting, ludicrous twists) and amplifies them.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Playing the troubled Rachel, whose trek toward the truth is agonizingly slow, could not have been easy. It certainly doesn't make [Blunt] look glamorous. But it does show what it takes to become an A-level movie star.

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Nico Lang

If it came across your desk, you would probably give it a C-, along with feedback on how to improve on the next assignment.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

The Girl on the Train plods along, playing like a lifeless wax museum version of a real thriller.

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Diane Pershing
Malibu Times

While it's not a great movie, I found it absorbing for the most part, an intriguing use of the unreliable narrator (which has been over-used in the past few years), gorgeous photography and a fine script by Erin Cressida Wilson.

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Nicki Marie
I hated the book, and I can't believe the movie is worse, but amazingly it is, despite a half decent cast. It's kind of confusing and all over the… More
Nate Zoebl
Coming across like Gone Girl lite, the adaptation of the mega best-selling thriller The Girl on the Train seems to be on a runaway collision course with… More
Kevin M. Williams
Manipulative revenge-against-that-slimy-ex thriller that will eat your time like termites might devour your house: feels like it takes years.
KJ Proulx
While most people tear apart film adaptations for not being anywhere near as great as the novels they are based on, I myself (whether or not I have read the… More
Christian C
"The Girl On The Train" ain't no "Murder On The Orient Express". The solution to the mystery becomes obvious halfway through when the… More
Film Crazy
A truly disappointing train wreck of a movie that does the book no justice. A murder mystery has never been so tedious to watch, and completely lacking in any… More