Director: Tate Taylor
Release Date: October 7, 2016
Duration: 112 minutes
My Rating: 7/10
Overview: The Girl on the Train film, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins, brings to life the thrilling story of Rachel, an alcoholic who believes she may have a hand in a former neighbor's disappearance.
The film, like the book, is full of twists, turns and shocking scenes. The movie follows the book very closely, so if you enjoyed the book, you will appreciate it's adaptation.
I also appreciated how much the film followed the book. Sure, there were a few differences, but most were so minor I didn't even remember off-the-bat.
What I didn't: Unfortunately, I had hoped the movie would improve where I thought the book lost me, but it didn't. Similar to the book, I felt Rachel's persistent drinking was slightly repetitive and unnecessary.
It's also very slow, like the book, but I'd hoped there would be more action in the film.
But what truly turned me off was the copious gore and violence the film displayed. During one unnecessary scene, I actually had to look away because I couldn't stomach the vicious violence.
Overall, the movie impressed me as much as the book, and I wasn't a total fan of the book.