The Girl On The Train Movie Review - Critics

List of The Girl On The Train Movie Reviews from various popular critics and news portals. Kindly bookmark this page to check all the reviews which will be updated accordingly.

Star Cast - Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari
Director - Ribhu Dasgupta

Release Date - 26 February 2021 on Netflix

Total Reviews - 5

Average Score - 2.2

Overall Word of Mouth (Critics) - Mixed

1. Times of India -

Rating Score -> 3/5
‘The Girl On The Train’ is an earnest effort at reconstructing what is perceived as a cult-classic-in-the-making and the hard work the entire cast & crew has put in is palpable. A little more unabashed approach – like losing the love ballads and that disc song – coupled with sharper snipping tools could have made this rendition Bollywood’s befitting answer to its Hollywood counterpart (helmed by Tate Taylor). We are afraid its almost there but not quite yet.
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2. NDTV -

Rating Score -> 1.5/5
The Girl On The Train does not go very far because it is unsure of the methods that it needs to employ to make the female-led drama look and feel different from average thrillers people by foul-mouthed, trigger-happy cops and criminals. It opts for the easiest ways out and allows the more complex themes embedded in the plot - mental illness, toxic relationships and the perils of addiction - to remain unexplored.
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3. India Today -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
To conclude, for those who have watched the 2016 film, there are surprises in the last 15 minutes. For the ones who haven’t watched the Hollywood film, the surprises might be slightly more, but the impact is questionable. Watch it for Parineeti’s impressive performance and the whodunit element.
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4. Yahoo -

Rating Score -> 2/5
The writing and screenplay is shoddy and doesn’t have the tension needed to keep the audience hooked. A alleged killer has escaped, is on the loose and is roaming about freely doing their own investigation - how do you make allowance for such lapses? The supporting cast also fails to make their performance memorable. I was really hoping for an edge-of-the-seat thriller but the ‘Girl on the Train’ disappoints on too many counts. I am going with 2 stars for this one.
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5. Indian Express -

Rating Score -> 2/5
The trouble with Parineeti Chopra’s Mira is that you never completely buy her. As the girl with unresolved trauma trying to put behind her broken marriage, the actor looks just right. A lot of thought has gone into the unmade hair, the smeared kajal, the blood-shot eyes. But she isn’t written with enough depth. We have no idea who Mira is, before and after she meets with the smart Shekhar (Avinash Tiwary), who wins her over before the first song is out. Yes, there are songs in the film. A Bollywood adaptation of a murder mystery without ‘naach-gaana’, in 2021? Perish the thought. It’s also why the film is two hours long.
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