The Commuter (2018)
Critic Consensus: The Commuter's cast is better than its workmanlike script - which helps make this reasonably diverting Liam Neeson action thriller worth the price of a matinee ticket or rental, if not a full-price ticket.
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as Michael MacCauley
as Alex Murphy
as Karen McCauley
as Captain Hawthorne
as Danny MacCauley
as Conductor Sam
as Conductor Jimmy
as Agent Garcia
as Agent Denys
as Manny Engineer
as Caleb O'Malley
as Jules Skateboarder
as Sean O'Malley
as Police Officer
as Platform Trooper
as Officer O'Neal
as Gwen's Boyfriend
as Officer Jones
as as Himself
as as Herself
as Enrique Mendez
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Critic Reviews for The Commuter
The film is hobbled by sloppy camera work, ludicrous fight scenes, hairbreadth escapes, and altogether too many suspects.
All of the elements are there for stylish and suspenseful flick, but the suspense seems to have been forgotten.
The movie is half-baked, incoherent and frequently dull (a key plot point hinges on the difference between a daily or a weekly travel pass), yet, astoundingly, it is set up for a sequel.
We don't see movies like The Commuter for logical plots or quality acting, we see them because Neeson is shorthand for popcorn and 90-minute roller coaster rides.
The good cheer with which Collet-Serra defines the supporting players ameliorates The Commuter's nightmarish premise and draws viewers deeper into its spell.
Audience Reviews for The Commuter
Again Neeson is a man in a desperate situation who soon teaches his tormentors that he is not to be messed with. His character is somewhat more realistic than in some of the similar thrillers before, but several parts of the film require quite some suspension of disbelief. The film uses its limited setting well enough for things not to get boring, of course even the trailer had to give away that there is a crash in the end. Some of the supposed twists are not particularly surprising, but the film is entertaining enough not to make you regret being along for the ride.
So boring and so many dumb action scenes.
Collet-Serra is back with another run-of-the-mill Liam Neeson action movie (the fourth), but this time there is very little to entertain here besides his usual show-off gimmicks, being basically a sillier and less creative version of Non-Stop but on a train instead of an airplane.
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