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: January 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2010
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Critic Score: 78% 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.

Ed Koch
The Atlantic

Baloney. The movie is made up of unfulfilled possibilities. Some of the scenes are interesting, but a film with a solid story it is not.

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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.

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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David Jenkins
Time Out

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

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James Berardinelli

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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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

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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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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Alistair Harkness

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