The Commuter Reviews

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January 11, 2018
Many ridiculous things happen on the train.
January 11, 2018
Starts off as a smart thriller in the Hitchcock tradition. Unfortunately, the film soon goes off the rails.
January 11, 2018
Even with its conspicuous bumps, by the time it's over The Commuter delivers on a basic level, in what feels like a throwback to old-style, low-octane thrillers.
January 11, 2018
With pandering references to the big banks throughout, "The Commuter," has just enough smarts to make its final destination disappointing.
January 11, 2018
Frustratingly not-quite-there from start to finish.
January 11, 2018
In the end, "The Commuter" feels both overstuffed and empty.
January 11, 2018
Neeson engages in some electrifying close-quarters brawling, and preposterous bits are offset by unanticipated slyness, from our glimpse of a "You Could Be Home Right Now" billboard to some hilarious anti-Wall Street shade-throwing.
January 11, 2018
"The Commuter" may be set on the way home after a long, hard day at the office, but this movie feels less like happy hour than work - and uncompensated overtime at that.
January 11, 2018
This is a winning formula, and if the ocean liner version of this movie were to open next week, I'd be happy to see it.
January 11, 2018
It's not even very good as a genre exercise, and can't always keep track of which genre muscles it wants to flex.
January 11, 2018
Good ol' Liam Neeson, may he never stop fighting.
January 11, 2018
Jaume Collet-Serra's gleefully absurd thriller gives star Liam Neeson a chance to play 'Taken' on a Train and the tension flames on such a high burner that you won't realize the whole thing doesn't add up until after you leave the theater.
January 11, 2018
The Commuter's script may not be an exercise in fool-proof logic (the actual plot makes almost no sense in retrospect), but its politics are consistent-a rare quality for a contemporary thriller.
January 11, 2018
The whole story is nothing more than an elaborate MacGuffin. In the end, it's not important.
January 10, 2018
A story of a routine gone awry - the kind of story that can only be fully sold if the routine itself is affectionately felt.
January 10, 2018
Like most workday journeys home, it's functional at best, a total snooze at worst.
January 10, 2018
Through it all, Neeson - strapping, grizzled, growling and, after the "Taken" series and deep immersion in the action genre - gets the job done.
January 10, 2018
It's a completely forgettable movie, but it has some slam-bang moments, and it gets you where it's going.
January 10, 2018
What keeps The Commuter on the rails is Neeson himself. He's in amazing form for a 65-year-old (his character is only 60), and in terms of actorly presence, he's still got it.
December 29, 2017
The Commuter forfeits a good movie about why an everyman might get ensnared in some lite Hitchcockian mishegoss for a mediocre one about how he might weasel his way out of it
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