One of the best neo-Hitchcockian mystery/thrillers to have emerged from any country in any language during the last few years, if not longer.
A jumble of overhyped action scenes, trite dialogue, painfully bad “character development”, and awful writing.
A paint-by-numbers, creatively bankrupt “comedy” emerging from a studio system that has largely forgotten what it means to be genuinely funny.
Another in a long line of movie adaptations of revered novels that lose something significant in their translation from page to screen.
Provides a solid starting place for a series or, if the box office doesn’t warrant a continuation, an engaging stand-alone thriller.
It’s strangely refreshing to watch a courtroom drama where theatricality doesn’t trump meticulous examination.
"The Girl on the Train" doesn’t derail but it’s not the smoothest of rides.
Harrowing, compelling cinema - perhaps not as wrenching as "12 Years a Slave" but not far removed.