• The Girl on the Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train

Release Date: October 7th, 2016

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2017

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers' home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.

Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney

Director: Tate Taylor

Genres: Mystery , Thriller

Production Co: Reliance Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Sony Classical, Marc Platt Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Police station , Sacrifice , Survival , Office , House , Police officer , Car , Transformation , 2010s , Brooding , Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The puzzle of how the various personal and narrative pieces will eventually fit together exerts a smidgen of interest, but the characters are so dour and un-dimensional as to invite no curiosity about them. show more

  • 50
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    The film never quite succeeds, simply because the book’s core virtues do not lend themselves to cinema. show more

  • 63
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    With its female heroines and its uncertain, constantly shifting view of reality, The Girl on the Train is a bit like a cubist, feminist episode of "Law & Order." But not much more. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)