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The Commuter (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
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A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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His Life Is On The Line. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,701,452, 14 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,991,166, 21 February 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,142,483, 28 January 2018
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Liam Neeson and Sam Neill were both contenders for the role of James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), which eventually went to Irish actor Pierce Brosnan. Neill was also considered for Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). Additionally, both actors starred in a Steven Spielberg film in 1993 (Schindler's List (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993)). See more »

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After Neeson is hit on his face a little boy is pointing to his nose because it's bleeding. He takes a tissue and that one is all ready red before cleaning his noise/face. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Michael MacCauley: What's in the bag?
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Paddington 2/The Commuter (2018) See more »

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Ride Of The Valkyries
Arranged by Jeff Meegan/Julian Gallant/David Tobin of Audio Network Ltd.
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Decent Thriller Derailed by Ridiculous Third Act
15 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

The Commuter delivers what it promises, a Liam Neeson action movie that relies on tension and a little bit of mystery to fill out its runtime. It begins very well with minimal exposition for the set up, using images or short conversations to explain what most movies would carve out five minutes of dialogue for. From there it evolves more like a mystery with an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation searching for someone on the train. As it enters the third act, it goes full action movie with explosions, fight scenes, and massive stakes. While this was to be expected from Jaume Collet-Serra, it undermines what had been a more contained thriller up to that point.

It is shot well enough and uses an ensemble cast well, but no one besides Liam Neeson really has too much to do. Vera Farmiga and Jonathan Banks are both talented actors that are really underutilized. All in all, The Commuter is another Liam Neeson action movie that could be best described as "Nonstop on a train."


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