The Girl on the Train (2016)


Tate Taylor directs Emily Blunt, Haley Bennet and Rebecca Ferguson in this mystery adaptation about a damaged woman trying to figure out which one of her former neighbours is a killer.

A brilliant Emily Blunt performance is thrown in a sack and weighted down by the confines of a superficially glossy, awfully guessable whodunnit. All the men abusive, all the women addictive shrews, all the police seems to have forgotten about DNA tests and taking formal statements from key witnesses and suspects. Fantasy shit with no imagination, little illicit thrill and zero tension. But Blunt’s edgy alcoholic captures the mania, paranoia and blackouts of full time boozing perfectly. Oscar worthily even.



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