The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

Emily Blunt (Sicario) leads this adaptation of Paula Hawkins' hit mystery novel, from the director of the Oscar-nominated The Help.

Still reeling from her divorce, Rachel (Blunt) gazes outside her train window each day, pausing to consider the lives of the seemingly perfect couple in a house where the commute regularly stops at. But one day, she witnesses something shocking that will lead her down a tangled web of lies, betrayals and murder.

2016Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, sex scenes and content that may disturb112 minsUSA
MysteryThriller
85%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

As a big-screen thriller, The Girl on a Train is just so-so, but taken as 112 minutes of upscale psychodramatic confessional bad-behavior porn, it generates a voyeuristic zing that's sure to carry audiences along.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fortunately, Blunt keeps the film anchored. Playing drunk convincingly is no mean feat, but she cracks it, maintaining our sympathy for a character who has gradually slipped towards becoming a functioning alcoholic.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Despite the occasional shot of piss-soaked knickers, there's something a bit too tasteful about The Girl on the Train.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Undeniably gripping.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Blunt's gutsy performance keeps The Girl on the Train on track while so much is trying to derail it.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I'm disappointed, the overall experience almost pedestrian, and this story is far, far from pedestrian.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

It has about as many twists and turns as an L. The third act of a movie shouldn't make you feel as though the first two acts were a waste of time.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The puzzle of how the various personal and narrative pieces will eventually fit together exerts a smidgen of interest, but the characters are so dour and un-dimensional as to invite no curiosity about them.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sadly this mystery fails to intrigue.

2.0
0

Meh. Give it a miss

3.0
0

Emily Blunt and the Rest

Aside from Emily Blunt's powerful performance as a recovering alcoholic, and a frantic last act, this is a pretty forgettable movie - one that plays out like a straight to day-time TV movie. A discount Nocturnal Animals but I'm guessing the book is a much better story

2.0
0

A female-driven pyschological thriller with a spectacular finale of feminine vengeance

What could you do with the power to create another person’s memories? Perhaps make them remember you as always wonderful or themselves as always hopeless. This unusual premise runs through The Girl on the Train (2016), its plausibility resting on the victim being in such an alcoholic haze that their regular blackouts become blank mental spaces to be filled...

4.0
0

Annoying till the last half

The movie chops back and forward in time so much its just annoying. Esp in the beginning when 2 actresses look similar and you wonder if it's the same person in a different time. The first half I was wondering if I cared much about the story. Emily Blunt very good as always but her character was also just annoying for the first half. The second half made...

2.0
0

Enjoyed but as always don't expect it to live up to the book!

I didn't understand why the location was changed from the UK like it was in the book to the US for the film. The houses backing onto railway tracks is more a part of society in the UK. But I enjoyed the film despite this, Emily Blunt was fantastic, the film is worth it just to see her performance.

4.0
0

Psychological Thriller

Great movie with excellent plot twist that keeps you guessing for nearly two thirds of the movie.

4.0
0

Mind the Gap

All aboard for a scenic journey. tickets please. One of those movies where I was looking at my watch. It didnt capture me. Not enough depth in the characters. It was slow like it was pulling into a station and got caught on a turnstile and din't know where to go. And then became a bullet train towards the end and sped off to its final destination.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

As a big-screen thriller, The Girl on a Train is just so-so, but taken as 112 minutes of upscale psychodramatic confessional bad-behavior porn, it generates a voyeuristic zing that's sure to carry audiences along.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fortunately, Blunt keeps the film anchored. Playing drunk convincingly is no mean feat, but she cracks it, maintaining our sympathy for a character who has gradually slipped towards becoming a functioning alcoholic.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Despite the occasional shot of piss-soaked knickers, there's something a bit too tasteful about The Girl on the Train.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Undeniably gripping.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Blunt's gutsy performance keeps The Girl on the Train on track while so much is trying to derail it.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I'm disappointed, the overall experience almost pedestrian, and this story is far, far from pedestrian.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

It has about as many twists and turns as an L. The third act of a movie shouldn't make you feel as though the first two acts were a waste of time.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The puzzle of how the various personal and narrative pieces will eventually fit together exerts a smidgen of interest, but the characters are so dour and un-dimensional as to invite no curiosity about them.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sadly this mystery fails to intrigue.

2.0
0

Meh. Give it a miss

3.0
0

Emily Blunt and the Rest

Aside from Emily Blunt's powerful performance as a recovering alcoholic, and a frantic last act, this is a pretty forgettable movie - one that plays out like a straight to day-time TV movie. A discount Nocturnal Animals but I'm guessing the book is a much better story

2.0
0

A female-driven pyschological thriller with a spectacular finale of feminine vengeance

What could you do with the power to create another person’s memories? Perhaps make them remember you as always wonderful or themselves as always hopeless. This unusual premise runs through The Girl on the Train (2016), its plausibility resting on the victim being in such an alcoholic haze that their regular blackouts become blank mental spaces to be...

4.0
0

Annoying till the last half

The movie chops back and forward in time so much its just annoying. Esp in the beginning when 2 actresses look similar and you wonder if it's the same person in a different time. The first half I was wondering if I cared much about the story. Emily Blunt very good as always but her character was also just annoying for the first half. The second half...

2.0
0

Enjoyed but as always don't expect it to live up to the book!

I didn't understand why the location was changed from the UK like it was in the book to the US for the film. The houses backing onto railway tracks is more a part of society in the UK. But I enjoyed the film despite this, Emily Blunt was fantastic, the film is worth it just to see her performance.

4.0
0

Psychological Thriller

Great movie with excellent plot twist that keeps you guessing for nearly two thirds of the movie.

4.0
0

Mind the Gap

All aboard for a scenic journey. tickets please. One of those movies where I was looking at my watch. It didnt capture me. Not enough depth in the characters. It was slow like it was pulling into a station and got caught on a turnstile and din't know where to go. And then became a bullet train towards the end and sped off to its final destination.

2.0
0