The Commuter

The Commuter

The Commuter

Crime conspiracy thriller from the director of Unknown, Non-Stop and The Shallows. Stars Liam Neeson, Sam Neill, Vera Farmiga, and Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks.

Liam Neeson stars as insurance salesman, Michael, 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 realises a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.

2017Rating: M, Violence & offensive language105 minsUSA, UK
ActionThriller
82%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Collet-Serra cranks up this locomotive as he knows best, building as much breathless, senseless real-time momentum as possible before train and plot go simultaneously, albeit spectacularly, off the rails.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's not even very good as a genre exercise, and can't always keep track of which genre muscles it wants to flex.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

You know where it’s going and it gets you there perfectly well, but in a few years’ time you’d be hard pressed to distinguish it from dozens of similar journeys.

3.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The frequent collaborators hurtle through the expected with an unshakable been-there, done-that air. They're competent and confident, but they're simply, uninspiringly retracing their usual route.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's Neeson Time, and it's not in the man to let us down.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Thoroughly enjoyable to watch if totally forgettable once you leave the theatre, The Commuter feels like one of those films they simply don't make anymore, at least in Hollywood.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Taut, inventive, and never in danger of overplaying its hand, The Commuter is a robust and rather old-fashioned thriller...

0

Don't think too much about the obvious results (without giving the game away) - any action shots might have you thinking "yeah right" - but just don't think. It kept my attention but the storyline slightly ridiculous. Liam Neeson is very watchable and there is a pretty good cast that makes the more bearable. I'd see it again - good time killer.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Collet-Serra cranks up this locomotive as he knows best, building as much breathless, senseless real-time momentum as possible before train and plot go simultaneously, albeit spectacularly, off the rails.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's not even very good as a genre exercise, and can't always keep track of which genre muscles it wants to flex.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

You know where it’s going and it gets you there perfectly well, but in a few years’ time you’d be hard pressed to distinguish it from dozens of similar journeys.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The frequent collaborators hurtle through the expected with an unshakable been-there, done-that air. They're competent and confident, but they're simply, uninspiringly retracing their usual route.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's Neeson Time, and it's not in the man to let us down.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Thoroughly enjoyable to watch if totally forgettable once you leave the theatre, The Commuter feels like one of those films they simply don't make anymore, at least in Hollywood.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Taut, inventive, and never in danger of overplaying its hand, The Commuter is a robust and rather old-fashioned thriller...

0

Don't think too much about the obvious results (without giving the game away) - any action shots might have you thinking "yeah right" - but just don't think. It kept my attention but the storyline slightly ridiculous. Liam Neeson is very watchable and there is a pretty good cast that makes the more bearable. I'd see it again - good time killer.

3.0
0