Justin Theroux

'The Girl on the Train' review: Not even Emily Blunt's rich acting can help this inept suburban potboiler

'The Girl on the Train' review: Not even Emily Blunt's rich acting can help this inept suburban potboiler

From the moment she swept into “The Devil Wears Prada” wearing a bolero jacket and a withering sneer, the remarkable British actress Emily Blunt has made it clear that toughness becomes her. Since then she’s often dispensed with the designer fashions (and the sneer), but the toughness has only deepened, taking on richer shadings and emotional colorations.

It’s no surprise that she’s proved such a natural in the thriller genre: In her best recent movies, “Sicario” and “Edge of Tomorrow,” she played a woman cast into a labyrinth of treacherous secrets, forced to draw on her keen intelligence and physical acuity to fight...

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