Despite pre-release talk of “the next Gone Girl”, this is nowhere near the brilliance of David Fincher’s pitch black comic adaptation. Painfully convenient and filled with cardboard characters, The Girl On The Train opts for shocking twists and disturbing revelations, without ever being particularly shocking or disturbing. The film is never as good as it aims to be, but maybe should never have been aiming that high in the first place. For all its obvious faults, this is undeniably entertaining and works best as solid B-grade schlock held together by an Emily Blunt performance that takes acting drunk to new heights.

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3 Stars

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