The Commuter Reviews

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January 25, 2018
All of the elements are there for stylish and suspenseful flick, but the suspense seems to have been forgotten.
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 18, 2018
The proceedings have just enough action to keep you awake without making you feel bludgeoned, if not quite enough plot to make you feel that it was worth all the build up.
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
From the incredible Godardian opening sequence to the final cheesy resolution, this is a total delight.
January 15, 2018
The set pieces and the cliché dialogue seem piled on randomly ...
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
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
The train is the most realistic performer here, but you could do a lot worse.
January 12, 2018
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.
Top Critic
January 12, 2018
[Liam] Neeson lands plenty of punches, but the movie works best when he's fighting shadows or fighting himself.
January 12, 2018
With Collet-Sera in the conductor's seat, and Neeson his increasingly eager attendant, the film stays on track.
January 12, 2018
The skeletal, B-movie plotting is supposed to be self-propelling, but "The Commuter" is too ridiculous to get by on its own momentum.
January 12, 2018
The movie goes off the rails somewhat before the train does, but the star gives it the ol' Liam Neeson, which Liam Neeson can do better than anybody.
January 11, 2018
The Commuter is the kind of passable potboiler that may satisfy your junk-food sweet tooth on late-night cable a year from now. But in first run at full price, all you'll end up feeling is taken.
Top Critic
January 11, 2018
Enough of what happens in the first hour sort of makes sense that one is inclined to forgive the fast-spinning, computer-animated ludicrousness of the second, especially since that second hour is considerate enough to last only 45 minutes.
January 11, 2018
The most obvious thing to say about "The Commuter" is that it's a train wreck; many will say that, and they'll be right.
January 11, 2018
I didn't hate it the way I often do January movies. And that's the nicest thing I can say about it.
January 11, 2018
It's Neeson Time, and it's not in the man to let us down.
January 11, 2018
Neeson is the rare actor who can made something as dumb as this reasonably diverting, at least until you run out of patience with the increasingly arcane plot.
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