Director : Jaume Collet-Serra
Producer(s) : Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman
Starring : Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Elizabeth McGovern
Genre : Action/Thriller
Release Date : January 12, 2018
Awesome-O-Metre : 5.9/10
Revue of THE COMMUTER
The Commuter is an action film starring Liam Neeson as Michael an Insurance salesman who on his usual train commute to work is met by a strange woman (Vera Farmiga) who gives him a task to find a person on that train who doesn’t belong there and should he complete the task before the next stop, he stands to gain a lot of cash. Unfortunately, this isn’t as easy as it seems and the stakes are even higher with deadly consequences.
The trailer of The Commuter got my juices flowing but it took all of the first 20 minutes of the film for my excitement to be deflated because I couldn’t shake the feeling that this film was something I had seen before and it hit me that this is Non-Stop being relived on a Train! Also, the fact that both films share the same director and main character ensured that you couldn’t shake off the feeling throughout the film, this to me was the biggest draw back of The Commuter- the fact that it felt like something we have experienced bed before.
Quite frankly, The Commuter wasn’t half bad because of course we love Liam Neeson who was doing Liam Neeson things. His intense speaking style was appropriate for this film and Vera Farmiga was as mysterious as they come. So its safe to say the cast was very good.
The train CGI was decent and the action sequences were also pretty good. I particularly liked the scene with the camera zipping from character to character at high speeds which kind of amplified the intensity of the film. Talking about intensity, The Commuter was gripping in its own unexpected way.
I read somewhere that Liam has said he will no longer do action movies. That will inevitably mean that he is calling his time on making movies because I don’t see him doing anything else. He is one of those actors that are so typecast that they really can’t break out of that mold, but let’s see if he can pull it off.
It’s still a pretty dry spell at the cinemas (being January and all) what with only The Greatest Showman and Jumanji being the really good films available now, but The Commuter isn’t a bad film to go see on the big screen. So I will suggest that you click HERE to purchase your cheap movie tickets to see The Commuter (or any film in cinemas) and don’t forget to hit me up on Twitter and Facebook or in the comment section below to tell me what you think.
Have a great weekend!