The Girl on the Train Reviews

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October 10, 2016
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.
October 10, 2016
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.
October 8, 2016
If it came across your desk, you would probably give it a C-, along with feedback on how to improve on the next assignment.
October 7, 2016
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.
October 7, 2016
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.
October 7, 2016
The Girl on the Train plods along, playing like a lifeless wax museum version of a real thriller.
June 21, 2019
Four key characters concoct decisions that no actual human beings would ever ponder.
May 10, 2019
The Girl on the Train spends so much time on shock value, it neglects the aspects of fluid, substantial storytelling.
May 1, 2019
What The Girl On The Train does offer is greatly elevated by a strong performance from Emily Blunt.
April 22, 2019
This is a faithful adaptation enlivened by strong performances from Blunt and Bennett, though it does rather confirm the suspicion that maybe the book wasn't all that great in the first place.
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