Film review: ‘The Girl on the Train’ ★★★

Posters on buses, billboards and papers ponder “What did she see?”. The more pertinent question for much of The Girl on the Train is what its deeply troubled and potentially dangerous protagonist did or did not do. Given the unparalleled success of Paula Hawkins’ bestseller the stakes were high for US director Tate Taylor in bringing this psychological thriller to the cinema. Performances are strong, the director once again showing his affinity for directing strong female characters after The Help, but the results are mixed.

The Girl on the Train is in UK cinemas from 5th October – read the full CineVue review here.