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 The Commuter 

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 The Commuter 
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The Commuter is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, and Ryan Engle.

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Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:29 am
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This train-set action-suspense film, the fourth pairing of Liam Neeson and Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra, is very crisp and entertaining right until it derails...a downward trajectory signaled, in fact, by an actual train derailing on the screen. For around an hour and 20 minutes, this is a satisfying and smooth genre exercise: Neeson is in his element as a dourly charismatic Everyman thrust into an extraordinary situation, and Collet-Serra finds several clever ways to stage chase and fight sequences within claustrophobic and crowded passenger cars. The problems arise when the film has to stop accumulating new complications, tensions, and twists and start to tie its improbable plot strands together. The final stretch is heavy on banal revelations (of course Patrick Wilson's cordial cop turns out to be the corrupt one, not Sam Neill as Captain Glowering Red Herring) and heavy-handed sentimentality (Neeson's character surveying the other passengers with grandfatherly warmth; each has learned a life lesson during the ordeal!).

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Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:29 am
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Liam Neeson is the king of the lowrent action films.

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This was decent but forgettable much more than Non-Stop and other movies specially because of the ending which is just crap and the reveal was even worse. I think an unknown person would have worked here in terms of twist than a known person from the cast. Neeson is great in here and he can easily continue doing more of these.

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Although The Commuter overreaches a bit on adding complexity to its story, it remains a solid mystery/thriller due to the prescence of Liam Neeson, reigning king of the genre. *B+*


(I'm sorry to here that director Jaume Collet-Serra is being subsumed into the Disney homogenization machine with the upcoming Jungle Cruise. He had a solid little thriller filmography going.)


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