| Original Score: B+
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
It's an interesting approach, avoiding didactic hand-wringing in favour of elliptical character drama...
André Téchiné's spellbinding storytelling glosses over the issue somewhat, but never deplorably so.
| Original Score: 3/5
The film doesn't quite solve the puzzle -- why the girl did it -- but it doodles intriguing equations and theories on the blackboard.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
The film's big strength is its unwillingness to dish out easy answers
Techine once again displays a masterful control ofall aspects of his movie, a typically rich character study.
A movie whose blitheness doesn't know when to quit.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Although this stylish and ominously paced vehicle starts with a full itinerary, it never makes a vital connection.
A character study par excellence, that simmers and lingers and reveals itself only by inches.
| Original Score: 8/10
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Although the main character's motivations remain largely a matter of conjecture, The Girl on the Train is a compelling piece of cinema.
The Girl on the Train reverberates with a quiet, seductive power.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The movie seems likely to be about anti-Semitism, but that's more the occasion than the subject.
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.
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.
Like Techine's best films, the movie appears to be a story about nothing - until it suddenly becomes a meditation on the vagaries of the human heart.