Rachel Watson, an alcoholic who divorced her husband Tom after she caught him cheating on her, takes the train to work daily. She fantasizes about the relationship of her neighbours, Scott and Megan Hipwell, during her commute. That all changes when she witnesses something from the train window and Megan is missing, presumed dead.Wikipedia
The Girl on the Train Reviews
Emily Blunt brings such a raw, pained, mortified portrait of an alcoholic to live that it's a shame that the filmmakers fail to recognise this as essentially her story.
If you like morbid whodunit thrillers that make you feel like you are trapped in a dark room with no glimmer of hope whatsoever; this brutal, twisted and voyeuristic tale is bound to leave you gasping for breath.
It’s entirely up to Emily Blunt to save the film from becoming just another ‘Gone Girl’ wannabe. It’s largely her well-endowed, entirely relatable performance that lends memorability to the experience while rescuing it from being just another serviceable thriller.
As far as thrillers go, The Girl on the Train works hard to make every player seem suspicious but the result isn’t as juicy or caustic as Gone Girl, a hit adaptation in roughly the same genre.
The Girl on the Train may not be at par with the October 2014 released thriller Gone Girl, in terms of an enthralling experience, but is nevertheless exciting.
For lovers of thrillers that unfold slowly, for people who don't rush for the popcorn or their mobile phone while watching a movie in a theatre, The Girl on the Train is a wonderful watch.
The Paula Hawkins bestseller about gender battles and domestic violence is reduced to a thriller, and a not very effective one at that.
Murder. Infidelity. Copious amounts of alcohol. Unreliable narrators. Just good old-fashioned tawdry entertainment. What's not to like?
Audience Reviews for The Girl on the Train
A fragmented thriller soap opera of sex, booze, violence, and post-feminist empathy.
"The Girl on the Train" is grounded in the tranquil house-beautiful of
the Hudson Valley suburbs. But director Tate Taylor ("The Help," "Get
on Up"), while competent, is no David Fincher. "Girl on the Train"
isn't likely to haunt its shivering viewers the way the "Gone Girl"
movie did.Blunt,however,makes the ride well worth taking.It's an
intriguing premise, and Blunt melts into the role like ice in a glass.
She looks lost, ravaged by hopelessness, her voice thickening into
syrup, her character a confused stumble. Blunt, in her best screen
performance to date, gives it a heartbroken center. I go with 4/5 for
'The Girl on the Train' for Emily's one of the finest performance.