THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - DC

★★★

Di­rected by Tate Tay­lor. Star­ring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Fer­gu­son, Ha­ley Ben­nett, Justin Th­er­oux, Luke Evans, Al­li­son Jan­ney,

Édgar Ramírez Fit­ful adap­ta­tion of Paula Hawkins’s hugely pop­u­lar novel that re­mains faith­ful to the wrong bits. Blunt is charis­matic as the boozy di­vorcee who gets caught up in a crime in­volv­ing her ex-hus­band’s neigh­bours. The film is nicely scored and looks lovely. But the at­tempts at re­tain­ing the novel’s split points of view scup­pers ef­forts to sat­is­fac­to­rily dis­en­tan­gle the mys­ter­ies. Who’s telling us this? Who knows what and how did they know it? Agatha Christie would not ap­prove. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 109 min

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