The concise critics

The Girl on the Train

Year : 2016 Director : Tate Taylor Running Time : 112 min Genre : , ,
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What it’s about?
People learn to regret living by train lines.

What did we think?
Sarah Taviani says: I’ve read the book. I knew how the story would unfold. But half an hour in, it became clear the moral grey areas were off limits. Rachel’s more repugnant actions were omitted, and the development of other characters suffered as a result.

Emily Blunt does well with her portrayal of Rachel and Danny Elfman’s score was spot-on, but in the end, the film felt like a thought-provoking study of alcoholism rather than a thrilling mystery.

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