The Girl On The Train Movie Review

The Girl On The Train Movie Review English Movie Review
Movie story for the film "The Girl On The Train"
Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 14-10-2016
Genre: Thriller
2.75 / 5.0



  • Producer:
  • Editor:
  • Michael McCusker
  • Director:
  • Tate Taylor
  • Director of Photography:
  • Connie Huang
  • Charlotte Bruus Christensen
  • Executive Producer:
  • Celia D Costas
  • Jared LeBoff
  • Casting Director:
  • Paul Schnee
  • Kerry Barden
  • Novelist:
  • Still Photographer:
  • Barry Wetcher
  • Distributor:
  • eOne Films
  • Universal Pictures
  • DreamWorks SKG
  • Pinema
  • Entertainment One
  • Constantin Film International
  • Unit Production Manager:
  • Joe Guest
  • Production Designer:
  • Kevin Thompson
  • Set Decorator:
  • Susan Bode
  • Judy Gurr
  • Casting Associate:
  • Joey Montenarello
  • Adam Richards
  • Location Scout:
  • Malcolm Alston
  • Hair Stylist:
  • Alan D\'Angerio
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Victor Paguia
  • Stunt Performer:
  • Dejay Roestenberg
  • Visual Effects Artist:
  • Erin Sullivan
  • Transportation Coordinator:
  • Wesley Petersen
  • _Supporting Actors:
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Leilah Marie Giddens
  • Kristina Nichole
  • Laura Prepon
  • Kevin D McGee
  • Justin Theroux
  • Jalina Mercado
  • Lana Young
  • Jesse VanDerveer
  • Luke Evans
  • Marko Caka
  • Mauricio Ovalle
  • Tim Wiencis
  • Sidney Beitz
  • Ross Gibby
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Rachel Christopher
  • Phil Oddo
  • Paul Galbraith
  • Nicole Bonifacio
  • Tod Rainey
  • Hannah Kurczeski
  • Haley Bennett
  • Edgar Ramirez
  • Emily Blunt
  • Alexander Jameson
  • Allison Janney
  • Athena Stuebe
  • Claire Manship
  • Danielle M Williamson
  • Darren Goldstein
  • Guy Sparks
  • Gregory Morley
  • Frank Anello
  • Eddie Sellner
  • David Perez
  • Sound Mixer:
  • Danny Michael
  • Peter Schneider
  • Boom Operator:
  • Kira Smith
  • Assistant Cameraman:
  • Glenn Kaplan
  • Denny Kortze
  • Costume Supervisor:
  • David Davenport
  • Graphic Designer:
  • Edward A Ioffreda

“The Girl on the Train”…isn’t the title intriguing? Well, we all love sitting near the train window and watching lives from there. Paula Hawkins wrote a book named The Girl on the Train in 2015 by understanding this. Her novel also was one of the bestsellers of all time. Now let’s see how this cinematic version turns to be.


Instead of telling the story let me tell you in this way; The Girl on the Train is a mixture of passenger trains (this is where the lead actress commutes), marital disloyalty, nostalgia of good old happy married days, sexual hints, and alcoholism. Now you interconnect these aspects; you get the film The Girl on the Train.

Star Performances

Emily Blunt has a captivating charisma and this compensates for her lack of competency in portraying the character Rachel. Haley Bennett manages to get our empathy and fits the role to the T. The rest of the cast do a convincing job.


The director Tate Taylor has not followed the book exactly; he has taken some cinematic liberties. The movie talks about self-destructive characters which may not be liked by all.

What’s there?

The movie has some strange twists.

What’s not there?

  • The story progressing from Britain to America is something unwanted.
  • The story goes in a somewhat depressing tone sometimes.
  • The tension is not mounted to a great extent, which should be the case with such films.


The cinematic version is not as impactful as the novel. However, if you are game for a gloomy film with its own share of thrills, then you can watch this film.