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The Girl on the Train Reviews

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March 14, 2019
The result is a film written and based on a novel by a female author that does little for women but overtly sexualize and dumb them down.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 10, 2019
The Girl on the Train spends so much time on shock value, it neglects the aspects of fluid, substantial storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 18, 2019
The Girl on the Train has its moments, but it falls short of its twisty aspirations.
December 7, 2018
The Girl on the Train was like watching a bunch of concussed J. Crew models playing an interminably long game of Clue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 31, 2018
It lacks an identity of its own, clinging to the aesthetics of its spiritual brethren and disguising its lack of complexity with a lot of alcoholic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
October 31, 2018
It doesn't wrap you up in the layers of its central mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2019
The three female leads do everything they can to hold it together. They make the film tolerable, even as it comes completely off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 24, 2018
The film is an entertaining watch on its own, with some standout acting from Emily Blunt, but a poor effort in comparison to Hawkins' skillful handling of the story in the book.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 9, 2018
The movie is successful, I suppose. It's just not a movie that can't be enjoyed just as much at home.
February 6, 2018
If you like your stories obvious, where everything is spelled out for you, then The Girl on the Train might just work. If not ... well, you have been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 23, 2018
The location change feeds into the tone of Taylor's film, and not in a good way. The book zips along so fast one barely pauses to think too much about the events portrayed; on screen, the story chugs along with all the grace of a potboiler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2017
The Girl on the Train gets a couple big laughs in places I don't think were meant to be funny, and though Blunt, Ferguson, and Bennett are all doing what they can with the material, the movie is so poorly written there's no saving it.
December 17, 2016
A rain-soaked soufflé of psychodrama and shuddering gin sobs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 22, 2017
Where The Girl on the Train distinguishes itself, though, is in its forthright presentation. With unbearably over-the-top performances and direction, in addition to an unfocused purpose underlying the story itself, it is an almost unwatchable mess.
August 14, 2017
As Rachel begins to come out of her stupor. . .the threads begin to unravel toward an unsatisfying conclusion that veers toward Lifetime-levels of cheese and melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 20, 2018
Taylor is comfortable framing his actors in tight closeups, helping Blunt telegraph her emotional acuity, but less successful with building credible tension or suspense about the mystery at the heart of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 16, 2016
This could be the best performance of Emily Blunt's excellent career, but she's often too good -- enacting a woman far less likable and much more screwed up than Hollywood heroines are usually allowed to be. In fact, it's ultimately hard to root for her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2016
The film's pacing is practically sedentary, spurred on only by Danny Elfman's dramatic soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: Not Recommended
October 21, 2016
A multidisciplinary hybrid that is not one thing nor the other, and finally ends up being confusing and inconsistent. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 7, 2016
Despite a strong performance by Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train is a middling thriller without much to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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