The Girl on the Train is a Mystery/Thriller. This is a genre that doesn’t get much traction nowadays. From the looks of the trailers you would think it was a horror movie. There are a few gruesome scenes but it is no Don’t Breathe(2016).
Girl on the Train is a true mystery movie about a divorcee that has a drinking problem and is somehow involved in a murder. She has a difficultly discerning reality from fantasy in this emotionally charged drama.
Overall its a good movie. It’s thrilling and makes you jump on occasion. Sometimes it was a little melodramatic, but the payoff is very pleasing. If all you like to watch are action and comedies then you might fall asleep in between the jolting turns in plot. It’s a shame that people don’t have attention spans long enough to enjoy mystery movies anymore. I give it a 3/5.