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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    Taylor’s film lacks the suspense required of a thriller. It’s a cheap exploitation of the horrors of alcoholism, depression, and domestic abuse that thinks it’s much smarter and artsier than it is. show more

  • 30
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Flying off the rails at an alarming speed, The Girl On The Train fails as a compelling character study, struggles to satisfy as a psychological thriller and ultimately settles as an overheated potboiler that doesn’t have the courage to go full camp. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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