The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

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Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Ba_kuPlanet
Oct 09, 2019

I ended up ffwding to the end to get closure. Crazy people doing crazy things.

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bell5133
Sep 28, 2019

The movie is confusing at first because the two blonde women look similar, and almost every male actor has the same color hair. It jumps around from time to time in the beginning also. But I liked the twist that came later.
Has a lot of sex and alcohol drinking. Some nudity and violence too.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 28, 2019

The Girl on the Train is an exciting thriller about a woman named Rachel, who watches the same couple at their home from the train she takes every morning and night, until one day she sees something that will change her life the lives of everyone involved. I really enjoyed this book because the storyline was fast paced and very interesting, with many small and large twists that you won’t see coming. Another aspect of this book that makes it so exciting is the unreliable narrator, who can’t remember what happened or can’t trust the memories she has, which makes the story much more suspenseful. I would recommend this book to anyone 15 or over who is into suspense and mystery books, and I would rate this book 10/10 stars. @bookaholic of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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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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GHN
May 02, 2018

This could be an excellent movie. I give it 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 due to the way it changes the time line back and forth too many times.

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gingin1972
Apr 02, 2018

Total crap

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ScorchingSun
Feb 22, 2018

A thick mix of betrayal and obsession, and not in good way.
The writers overdosed on heavy-duty sad pills. But of course domestic abuse is not a jolly topic. Still, everything was oh so dreary.
Good acting from Emily Blunt, interesting mystery, and intricate plot maneuvers saved the film from being a complete downer.

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JohnBigDaddyCool
Jan 09, 2018

The different story lines make this thriller very interesting to watch. Once the storylines merge, you hope for the best and it gives you one more unexpected "twist" at the end. Definitely worth watching!

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MB333
Jan 02, 2018

It kept you guessing and was interesting and then it was kind of disappointing at the end.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Dec 27, 2017

Unbelievable premise/plot completed in an exceptionally boring manner.

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firefly5
Dec 10, 2017

Boring movie, not even fast forwarding helps this one. If it is a thriller, I couldn't find the thrilling part. Maybe I didn't give it enough time but all I saw in this, is an alcoholic girl obsessed with other peoples lives.

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gbohomegirl7
Nov 14, 2017

yes, the movie is definitely better than the book!

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dirtbag
Nov 09, 2017

This movie was better than the book.

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sunjester
Oct 26, 2017

Great actors, too bad they had a bad story to work with. None of the characters have redeeming qualities, and the source material (book) is fairly weak to work with. Gone Girl was a wee bit better, but also not worth the effort.

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21221018293347
Sep 22, 2017

Great satisfying thiller.

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Lcshephe48
Sep 16, 2017

I watched this because I love Emily Blunt. She gave a great effort as a drunk, emotionally unstable ex-wife. I really had no idea till near the end who the killer actually wasn't. Brilliantly played by all the actors. Deeply disturbing story.


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