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Based on 21 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What it's really about - and this sounds so boring, and so nothing, when in fact it's really rather wonderful - is people. Just regular people, a mother and daughter, whose lives are observed with economy and precision, and with an eye for the telling detail and the tense, revealing moment. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Presented with an economy and emotional cool that add to, rather than subtract from, its dramatic impact, The Girl on the Train reverberates with a quiet, seductive power. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Andre Techine's many admirers will not be disappointed by his latest offering, The Girl on the Train, but they might be hard-pressed to define it. show more

  • 85
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    While the story pivots on an actual girl-who-cried-wolf incident, this elegantly constructed movie is about much more than that. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What the film is really about is social embarrassment, and Bleistein's clear-headed, calm understanding that his old friend has a stupid daughter who has caused fraudulent trouble for a great many people. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Belgian actress Émilie Dequenne gives a smoldering performance as Jeanne. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A compelling piece of cinema. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Duvauchelle is actually the best thing in the movie. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Although this stylish and ominously paced vehicle starts with a full itinerary, it never makes a vital connection. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    A smart and incisive look at race, identity and dysfunction in modern French society. show more

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