2018 (UK), Mystery/Action, 1h 45m
Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ella-Rae Smith & Sam Neill
Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding, and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train.
The most obvious thing to say about The Commuter is that it’s a train wreck… but I won’t – I mean, it’s bad, really bad, but it’s fun.
This movie is a goofy and formulaic thriller, but also an entertaining one thanks to Neeson’s action star chops, once again playing Brian Mills for the 500th time outside of the Taken franchise.
The cinematography is nothing more than you’d expect from your cheap, cheesy action movie – but seeing Neeson slapped on the poster you know what you’re going in for.
And to give credit where it’s due, there’s a very cool, interesting twist towards the end. Overall this movie was very entertaining, but extremely forgettable.