Opened: October 7, 2016
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) is an alcoholic whom fantasizes about the life of two people – Scott and Megan Hipwell (Luke Evans & Haley Bennett) – as she sees them from the train every day. When Megan turns up murdered, Rachel takes it into her own hands to figure out what happened.
All of the characters feel a bit hollow here. While they all have interesting stories and suffer at the hands of the men around them, there’s little development, which leaves them feeling bland.
Though the book was a page-turner, the movie continues on without a sense of urgency and instead relies on its twists.
Final say: Entertaining, but not thrilling. ★★★☆☆