• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

“The Girl on the Train” is a mystery thriller film directed by and based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. The film follows the story of Rachel Watson (), an alcoholic divorcee who becomes obsessed with a couple she sees every day from the train. When the woman, Megan Hipwell (), goes missing, Rachel becomes embroiled in the investigation, but her memory of events is hazy due to her alcoholism.


“The Girl on the Train” is a suspenseful and engaging film with a solid central performance from . The film's narrative is well-crafted, with a series of twists and turns that keep the audience guessing. Director 's use of visuals and sound design adds to the film's tension and mood. However, some critics felt that the film did not quite live up to the high expectations set by the source material.


“The Girl on the Train” did not receive any major awards, but was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.


“The Girl on the Train” was a commercial success and was well-received by audiences, grossing over $173 million worldwide. The film has a 6.5/10 rating on IMDb and a 44% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film's marketing campaign and 's performance were particularly praised. While it may not be considered a classic in the thriller genre, “The Girl on the Train” is an enjoyable and engaging film that will satisfy fans of the genre.

Directed by
Produced by Marc Platt Jared LeBoff
Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson
Based on The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Starring , , , , , , , ,
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Edited by Michael McCusker Andrew Buckland
DreamWorks Pictures Reliance Entertainment Marc Platt Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures (Worldwide)
Mister Smith Entertainment (EMEA)
Release date September 20, 2016 (Odeon Leicester Square) October 7, 2016 (United States)
Running time 112 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $45–50 million
Box office $173.2 million

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