The Commuter is an action-packed thriller based on a day where an insurance salesman (Liam Neeson) has an anything but a regular commute home.
He is contacted by a mysterious female who challenges him to uncover the identity of a passenger on the train before the last stop.
“The Commuter asks the audience, if someone asked you to do something that seems insignificant but you’re not sure of the outcome in exchange for a considerable financial reward, would you do it?” “That‘s the philosophical choice that our central character – a man of 60 who’s just been fired, has no savings and is mortgaged to the hilt – is faced with. Is he thinking just about himself or is he going to take into consideration the possible moral consequences of what he’s asked to do? That’s the question we want the audience to ask themselves.”
The pace is good as he works against the clock to solve this puzzle with very few clues.
The main character quizzes his fellow train passengers and quickly realizes the game is serious. Then the stakes are raised for him and his fellow passengers.
I didn’t have huge expectations for this movie as the story has been done before, but the train crash is pretty epic and it kept me interested throughout.
The Commuter is a solid film even if the ending is a little ambiguous. Perhaps there is a second one on the horizon?
The Commuter is currently showing in cinemas around Australia and with a release date of 18 January 2018.
About The Commuter
Key Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra