The Commuter

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Thriller
Running Time:  105 min.
In theatres: January 12, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.21
based on 70 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Florence Pugh, Elizabeth McGovern, Sam Neill


Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson) is a retired NYPD detective turned insurance salesman who takes the Hudson Line train on his daily commute to New York City from the picturesque suburb where he lives with his wife, Karen (Elizabeth McGovern) and son Danny (Dean-Charles Chapman).

MacCauley discovers he's been laid off from his job five years before he was due to retire, just as he's struggling with how to pay Danny's college tuition. Just after he boards the train at Grand Central Station on his way home, he's approached by a stranger named Joanna (Vera Farmiga), who tells him if he can identity someone named Prynne who isn't a regular commuter and plant a GPS on that person, he'll be given $100,000.

Not knowing what will happen to Prynne if he succeeds in planting the device, MacCauley initially refuses, but he learns that the longer he waits to accept the proposition, the more harm it will put not only his fellow passengers in, but also his family.

MacCauley must work against the clock in order to save his life, as well as the lives of everyone riding with him.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Studio: VVS Films
Producer(s): Michael Dreyer, Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman
Screenplay: Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi
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  • 4 stars "Story line, characters, acting - kept my attention. Although it wasn't my first pick, really enjoyed it and glad I went."
  • 4 stars "PRETTY GOOD"
  • 3 stars "Good movie, not great, if you love Liam neeson he is great. It's good for first half even a little intriguing but quickly becomes unreal showing scenes that no human would survive. Like I said good not great, I might even give three and half if I could."