The Commuter Reviews

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March 10, 2020
The film is hobbled by sloppy camera work, ludicrous fight scenes, hairbreadth escapes, and altogether too many suspects.
August 28, 2018
The whole big thing is, 'Here's the setup, here's the rules.' And then literally 20, 25 minutes in, the film goes, 'I can't be bothered with that.'
August 25, 2018
An enjoyable, pulpy thrill ride that rises above the usual gamut of throwaway early year thriller releases, The Commuter is made all the more interesting by exciting, creative work behind the camera from Collet-Serra.
January 25, 2018
The real star is editor Nicholas De Toth, whose breakneck pacing, combined with Neeson's growling charisma, allows us to forget that not much in The Commuter makes a lick of sense.
January 25, 2018
All of the elements are there for stylish and suspenseful flick, but the suspense seems to have been forgotten.
January 22, 2018
It's hard not to derive some pleasure from watching Neeson fling himself about a rickety commuter train (and, in one set piece, precariously close to some train tracks), throwing insults at Goldman Sachs "on behalf of the American middle class".
January 19, 2018
Michael is ahead of this viewer when it comes to working out which passenger is the target, which is how it should be. Some of the action is heart-racing.
January 19, 2018
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.
January 19, 2018
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.
January 18, 2018
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 17, 2018
It doesn't overstay its welcome, it doesn;t overstep its boundaries with its plot. It just tries to be an entertaining movie with characters that you can get behind.
January 17, 2018
With fishy-looking types at every turn, it's like a high-speed Murder On The Orient Express with more face punching.
January 17, 2018
This tale is so far-fetched there should be a wagon of salt, for regular pinch-taking, hitched to the train's rear.
January 17, 2018
From the incredible Godardian opening sequence to the final cheesy resolution, this is a total delight.
January 17, 2018
A surprisingly enjoyable if instantly forgettable crowd-pleaser that takes the audience for a ride - in more ways than one.
January 15, 2018
The set pieces and the cliché dialogue seem piled on randomly ...
January 13, 2018
Liam Neeson's punches save the day in this satisfying, 90s-inspired Jaume Collet-Serra locomotive.
January 13, 2018
As for Neeson, to call him a "reliable" actor is a polite way of saying he has few surprises left in him; his relentlessly even manner dampens down any possible excitement.
January 12, 2018
So, while it's fun trying to piece together what's going on, it's the "how" that really makes or breaks the movie, and boy, does it make it.
January 12, 2018
If anything, the movie sure beats getting stuck in rush hour traffic on the way home from work. Make of that what you will.
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