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

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 20, 2012
| Original Score: B+
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
June 7, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2010
It's an interesting approach, avoiding didactic hand-wringing in favour of elliptical character drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
June 4, 2010
André Téchiné's spellbinding storytelling glosses over the issue somewhat, but never deplorably so.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 3, 2010
The film doesn't quite solve the puzzle -- why the girl did it -- but it doodles intriguing equations and theories on the blackboard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
June 3, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 2, 2010
The film's big strength is its unwillingness to dish out easy answers
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 11, 2010
Techine once again displays a masterful control ofall aspects of his movie, a typically rich character study.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 29, 2010
A movie whose blitheness doesn't know when to quit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 29, 2010
Although this stylish and ominously paced vehicle starts with a full itinerary, it never makes a vital connection.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 28, 2010
A character study par excellence, that simmers and lingers and reveals itself only by inches.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 28, 2010
Perhaps the most prominent characters in the film are the trains themselves. They keep roaring past and taking the camera into dark tunnels, a ubiquitous, vaguely malignant presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 23, 2010
Téchiné's choice of zag over zig succeeds in upending the audience's expectations, although it's not clear to what end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
April 23, 2010
Could have been a bit more focused and refined but it is still a rich, deep, and complex drama with spectacular performances by Deneuve, Blanc, and Dequenne.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 22, 2010
Although the main character's motivations remain largely a matter of conjecture, The Girl on the Train is a compelling piece of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 2010
The Girl on the Train reverberates with a quiet, seductive power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 22, 2010
The movie seems likely to be about anti-Semitism, but that's more the occasion than the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 6, 2010
The Girl on the Train is a bit of a crime caper, but crimes of the heart, indeed, defects of personality, are what veteran filmmaker Téchiné is about here, with spotty success.
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
March 26, 2010
Unlike a lot of ripped from the headlines films, André Téchiné's 'The Girl on the Train' makes no effort to surprise viewers with unflattering or tragic revelations about its protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2011
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