Nooooo! 'Girl on the Train' fans are crushed the movie is bad

Twitter loves Emily Blunt. Really, it does. But not enough to protect those of you who devoured the book from the sad truth: The Girl on the Train movie is bad.

Critics laid it out there, with fewer than half (44%) giving the movie adapted from Paula Hawkins' 2015 best seller a thumbs up at aggregate review site RottenTomatoes.com. (Though some of them didn't think much of the book to begin with.)

Most had great things to say about Blunt's performance, including USA TODAY's Brian Truitt, who gave the film *½ stars (out of four). Salon wrote that the film adaptation "has the feel of a hastily written book report of a novel you loved. If it came across your desk, you would probably give it a C-, along with feedback on how to improve on the next assignment."

Audiences were only slightly more forgiving: 57% said they liked it at Rotten Tomatoes.

Still, we know you saw it anyway, because the movie made $24.7 million in its first weekend.

A few reactions from the book's devotees:

 


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