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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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In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson is Michael, an insurance salesman, whose daily commute home quickly becomes anything but routine. After being confronted by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga), Michael is blackmailed into finding the identity of a passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, Michael is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.

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Liam Neeson
as Michael MacCauley
Patrick Wilson
as Alex Murphy
Elizabeth McGovern
as Karen MacCauley
Sam Neill
as Captain Hawthorne

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Critic Reviews for The Commuter

All Critics (178) | Top Critics (38)

All of the elements are there for stylish and suspenseful flick, but the suspense seems to have been forgotten.

January 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The good cheer with which Collet-Serra defines the supporting players ameliorates The Commuter's nightmarish premise and draws viewers deeper into its spell.

January 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The set pieces and the cliché dialogue seem piled on randomly ...

January 15, 2018 | Full Review…

If you don't think too hard about why Neeson gets brought in or how the baddies operate or what the point is, you may be able to enjoy yourself. At least until the final act, when the film goes off the rails. Like a train might do.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The train is the most realistic performer here, but you could do a lot worse.

January 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Jaume Collet-Serra has always exulted in details-it's what helps him stand out as an artist even though he mostly makes this kind of easily dismissed genre fare.

January 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

So boring and so many dumb action scenes.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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