‘Train’ going nowhere

In “The Girl on the Train,” Emily Blunt turns in a strong performance as a woman who watches what looks like an ideal family during her commute. The film begins to lose its strength as her character gets pulled into a murder investigation. This is the big-screen version of the book by Paula Hawkins. It’s an example of how events and actions told in printed material don’t always transfer to the big screen. There’s some suspense, but mostly the plot is slow and plodding.

Rick Bentley, Sacramento Bee