The Girl on the Train spoiler review

Paula HawkinsThe Girl on the Train is an incredibly entertaining and bleak page-turner. The deeply troubled characters are what make the novel exciting. The more pages turned, the more the characters reveal themselves, and usually in some pretty troubling, unnerving, or darkly enjoyable ways. Hawkins’ novel is arguably a better drama than it is a thriller, and the same could be said of Tate Taylor‘s adaptation. The Help director’s film is a sometimes-above-average thriller that thrives mostly on its performances.

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The Girl on the Train early buzz

Tate Taylor originally appeared like an odd pick to direct the adaptation of Paula HawkinsThe Girl on the Train, an exciting, brutal, and sometimes darkly funny page-turner. Taylor, who’s best known for directing The Help and Get on Up, hasn’t directed a thriller before. Based on some of the early reviews, the filmmaker doesn’t always fare well with Hawkins’ mystery, despite a committed and often chilling performance from Emily Blunt.

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The Girl on the Train movie

Two high-profile actors are looking to board a promising new thriller. We just mentioned The Girl on the Train earlier today when talking about the Liam Neeson movie The CommuterGirl is based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, and follows a woman whose problems haunt her after she is pulled into a mystery involving a couple that she imagines to enjoy the perfect marriage.

Emily BluntRebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett are already set to play three of the lead characters, and now Chris Evans and Jared Leto are in early talks for the film.  Read More »