Distributed in UK cinemas by StudioCanal, The Commuter is another action film which sees director Jaume Collet-Serra work together with leading man Liam Neeson. Neeson plays Michael, an ex-cop who is on his usual commuter train home after being made redundant. He is approached by Joanna (Vera Farmiga), who offers him $100,000 to determine a passenger who does not belong there. What Michael does not foresee is the trail of death and destruction that this could and will lead to.
- You know what you are getting yourself into when you sit down to watch this film, as Liam Neeson plays well a stoic action hero character for some fun action sequences.
- There is next to no shaky cam in the well shot action sequences, which are edited together well by Nicolas de Toth to make for fun, at times exciting, action sequences.
- A consistent pace and tone to the narrative, which does not hesitate to comment on how unfair life can seemingly be, and how mundane commuting can be.
- This really is a conveyor belt type film, which ultimately lacks substance and does nothing really different to the other films of this ilk.
- Due to this being a fourth collaboration between director and star in the 2010s, this film is very predictable, despite the fact that it is fun.
- A supporting cast who are altogether quite underused, notable examples including Dean-Charles Chapman, Sam Neill and Colin McFarlane.