The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

DVD - 2017
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Rachel is unemployed and devastated by a recent divorce. She fills her time with drinking, riding the commuter train, and fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple the train passes by every day. Then one morning, Rachel sees something shocking that unravels her and entangles her in an unfolding mystery.

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ArapahoeKati Mar 28, 2017

Basically you should watch this movie for Emily Blunt's performance. She carried the film.

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ArapahoeTiegan Jun 01, 2017

Disclaimer: I did not read the book *gasp* I know..

While there were certainly a lot of twists a turns, I felt that the movie had a very slow pace. I was only 30 minutes into the movie and felt like I'd been watching for over an hour. I also felt kind of bored with how the dialog was executed ... Read More »

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ArapahoeJeremiah May 26, 2017

If you skip this film you won't be missing much. I have a hard time understanding why so many people are obsessed with this horrible story of murder, drunkenness, and abuse. I found no redeeming qualities in it whatsoever. Blunt's performance seemed forced and fake and way overdone. I thought she... Read More »


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HolyMole
May 25, 2019

I read the book before seeing the video; my wife had not. The movie was so confusing, I had to "pause" the playback half a dozen times to explain to her what was going on. The book's time changes were difficult enough to keep track of: in the movie they were incomprehensible.Too bad the locale was changed from the London suburbs to somewhere along the coast in the USA, necessitating an American cast, who are seldom as accomplished actors as their Brit counterparts. (And why does the heroine have a British accent???)
As usual, the book was better.

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MiRiAm12345
May 14, 2019

Creepy and intense. Brilliant acting by Emily Blunt as Rachel. Without spoiling the end- the villain was the villain, but the most despicable character in the movie was Megan. Any scene with her in it made my skin crawl. No sure if this was intended.

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7592ns
Apr 02, 2019

Very confusing movie.......woman just rides the train day after day, daydreaming?? Fantasy or real life. Hard to tell.

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Punnoval
Jan 12, 2019

Wow! The Blunt character only needs one trip to AA to turn her life from a bottle-a-day girl to an astute investigator of male perfidy. There are as many holes in the logic of this film to rival a Swiss cheese - but never mind; the hack director, Tate Taylor, will make sure that the standard Hollywood ending will prevail.

Poor Edgar Ramirez. Once upon a time, he had a bright future after his great performance in Assayas' "Carlos". Now he is relegated to portraying an unethical shrink. This film might have had some redemption if Blunt had been replaced by Julia Hummer. Ms Hummer could have done a reprise of her part as Ramirez' flunky, Nada. Nada would certainly know how to deal with those male scumballs.

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LibraryLoyal
Nov 06, 2018

It thought this was great! An excellent social commentary on relationships. I really enjoyed the suspense and the mystery. I liked how you see different puzzle pieces and they slowly start to connect. Actors were fantastic.

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cmickles_0
Aug 09, 2018

The book was better. A scene that was deleted from the movie was a bit important. The scene was written in the book and should have been in the movie, to enhance the psychosis of one of the characters. I really did not enjoy the movies as much as I did the book. I give 3 stars.

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3lf
Jun 25, 2018

This movie came out around all the hype of female actors not getting paid as much as men.

After watching it, applying simple economics of supply and demand, I can understand why there is that pay differential.

This is the slowest moving drizzle every to be given the moniker of "murder mystery". There are about 15 minutes (and I am being generous) of actual entertainment value, the rest of the movie you can ignore and watch something more entertaining.
Like Barney.
Or the little sparkles that float around in the air when caught by a sunbeam.
A slug as it moves across your driveway has more action.

I would give it a 1 star, but that would only serve in having people think it was worth such a lofty level.

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jferrerosa2
Jun 25, 2018

The premise is pretty terrible, but I liked the plot twist and how psychopathy works on gullible people like the main character. Still, much of this movie is pretty bleak especially the first-half. It's only the last 30 minutes that count. To be honest, I felt like I could skip to that part and I'd have enjoyed the movie a lot more.

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Nooksack20
Jun 23, 2018

This was barely watchable at best. Endless segments of literally nothing, then a little action. Not recommended unless there is nothing else to do.

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INVS
May 19, 2018

So much hype..... Emily B is good in this role, the men fairly disgusting & why, why, why, so much sex. Leave something to one's imagination instead of the prurient sex scenes. Sure glad I didn't pay to see this.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Moments of intense violence.

Sexual Content: Nudity and sex scenes.

Violence: It is a murder mystery so, yeah, there is some violence.

Coarse Language: Colorful metaphors here and there.

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Jul 11, 2017

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