• The Commuter (2018)

The Commuter

Release Date: January 12th, 2018

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding, and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train.

Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Florence Pugh, Shazad Latif

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Genres: Thriller , Action , Mystery

Production Co: Ombra Films, The Picture Company

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: House, Wife, Suspenseful, Quest, Brooding, Transformation, Gripping, Rousing, Escape, Mystery, Husband, 2010s, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's a certified B-movie without superheroes or interplanetary travel, drawing its power from a whodunit, race-against-the-clock scenario that plays as if The Lady Vanishes and Strangers on a Train were chopped up and tossed into the blender along with a slab of CGI and a full bottle of Dexedrine. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Yet the nonsense content, being pure, is liberating, and allows us to savor all the machinery as machinery: the train, the plot, the pitch-imperfect dialogue, the huffing-puffing fights, the ridiculous stunts and, yes, the climactic train wreck. Here’s how filmmakers can fill screens when they don’t have a film to make. show more

  • 50
    Sarah WardScreen International

    What The Commuter lacks in nuance, depth, surprises, logic and serviceable dialogue...it can’t make up for in its effective single-location tension or well-choreographed action, though both rank among the film’s modest highlights. show more

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