“A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.”
This movie is, for better or worse, going to be compared to Gone Girl but sadly it ain’t no Gone Girl. The Girl on the Train follows a narrative being told out of order, that twists and turns at every point to try and keep you on your toes. Now while it does do this tale twisting well enough, the movie itself doesn’t do good enough job of keeping up the suspense and tension to stop this movie from feeling boring. And ultimately that’s this movies biggest down fall, it just gets too boring at points. The acting here is most definitely the best thing going in this movie, and it is well done pretty much all around. Luke Evans especially stands out to me with his performance. The biggest or most major twist towards the end of the movie is done pretty well, and I wouldn’t say its too telegraphed or anything, but I did find it a bit underwhelming. I don’t know if because I was expecting something else, the actual reveal in the end just struck me as, “oh okay” and not as more of a “holy SH@#”. All in all I think The Girl on the Train is a decent movie, with good acting and done well enough ( Gone Girl Lite lol #sorrynotsorry).
Review Score : 6 out of 10