Latest Reviews$hide=home$type=three$meta=0$snippet=0$readmore=0$cate=1$count=3


The Girl On The Train Review


Changing the setting from London to Westchester, New York, The Help’s Tate Taylor brings Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, a novel hailed by many as the ‘next Gone Girl’, crafting a deep mystery  thriller than will have second guessing almost everything just about lives up to the above comparison.

Jumping time and view points, the story follows Rachel (Emily Blunt), an alcoholic wreck following her unhappy divorce from Tom (Justin Theroux), Anna (Rebecca Ferguson), the woman Tom left Rachel for, and Anna and Tom’s nanny, Megan (Haley Bennet), who is dealing with her own unhappy marriage. Trying to deal with her divorce, Rachel becomes obsessed with Megan, content with watching her everyday on her daily commute into New York City. That is until Megan goes missing, with Rachel, plagued by blackouts surrounding the events, the only person who knows what happened.

Working from a script by Secretary and Chloe scribe Erin Cressida Wilson, Taylor does a great job of taking the core mystery of the movie and peeling back the layers, the story developing before our eyes with each new piece of information. It’s a very lean thriller, every element presented to us being important to the overall narrative, with all the dark twist and turns coming together in an incredibly satisfying conclusion. It also brings with it a mean streak that could have been too hard to swallow if the character weren’t so accessible. I will say the mystery can be figured out by those paying attention, which leads to a pretty generic finale, but The Girl on the Train is more about the journey than the destination. The script is tightly packed and taut, grabbing your attention from the off, with the only minor niggle being that Anna goes missing for huge swaths of the second act, making it feel that a major part of the story is being held from us.

Despite the attempt to present multiple narratives, this really is Blunt’s show, Rachel being the titular commuter, and she turns out to be the movie’s standout. The ultimate example of an unreliable narrator, she throws herself into the role of this incredibly broken woman, almost always on the verge of breaking down. You immediately feel for her the minute she is introduced, and even when the movie goes out of its way to make you think Rachel is the bad guy, you will be totally behind, such is Blunt’s charisma here. Unfortunately, the rest of the cats don’t fare as well, with the exception of Bennet, whose own personal story delivers some of the movies more heartbreaking moments.

Superbly crafted, and only really let down by a predictable finale, The Girl on the Train is an immensely intriguing mystery, with a career best performance from Emily Blunt at its heart.



Latest News$hide=index$type=three$count=6$meta=0$snippet=0$readmore=0$cate=0


* ** *** **** ***** 2011 2012 2013 2014 About Advertise Asgard Week Audio August 2015 Avatar Avengers 2 Awards BAFTA behind the screens Black Friday Deals 2012 Box Office BTTF Bullet to the Head Buried Cannes 2012 Cloud Atlas comic con 2011 comic con 2012 Comic Con 2013 Comic Con 2014 Comic Con 2015 Comic-Con 2016 COMING SOON competitions Desolation of Smaug disney Django Unchained Editorial FC Feature fifty best movies Flipboard Magazine Frankenweenie. Gambit Godzilla Guardians Of The Galaxy Hell or High Water Highlander In Defence Of.. Interviews Ireland Iron Man 3 Jack Reacher Kick-Ass 2 Legend of the Guardians Les Miserables Libya Little Fockers Machete Man Of Steel marvel May The Fourth 2015 Monday Movie Meme Movie Bit Special Movie Of The Year 2011 Movie Of The Year 2012 Movie Of The Year 2013 Movie Reviews Netflix new New Clip New Release News Oldboy Pacific Rim podacast Podcast podcast comp Polls Posters privacy Prometheus Review Archive Review of 2013 RIP Scott Pilgrim Vs The World SFC Shelf Life Skyfall Skyline sony Star Trek 2 Star Trek Into Darkness star wars Star Wars Episode VII Star Wars Episode VIII Streaming Super Bowl Spot 2014 Superbowl 2012 Commercials Superbowl 2013 Superbowl 50 The Amazing Spiderman The Avengers The Avengers 2 The Backseat The Croods The Dark Knight Rises The Hobbit The Hobbit 2 The Last Exorcism The Next 3 Days the week in movies in case you missed it The Woman in Black The World's End Tim Heatherington TMB Special Toy Story 3 Trailer Trailers Transfomers 4 TRIVIA TW Twilight Day ultimate trivia VB Video Video Special Videos Wayne Week X-Men:First Class X-Men:First Class 2 Year in Review 2009 Year in Review 2010
The Movie Bit: The Girl On The Train Review
The Girl On The Train Review
The Movie Bit
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy