'The Commuter' review
'Murder on the Orient Express' meets 'Non-Stop', with a dash of 'Taken'. To be honest, you could describe ‘The Commuter’ as a remix of every action flick Liam Neeson has starred in. His performances in these films seem to be on the same wavelength; broken, grizzled veteran given an opportunity for valour and redemption. In his fourth collaboration with Director Jaume Collet-Serra, Neeson plays a 60-year-old ex-cop turned insurance salesman called Michael beginning the roughest day of his life. His droning mundane routine is interrupted when he loses his job amid debt and his son's college tuition worries. He then loses his phone (what a nightmare) as he battles through the hellishly claustrophobic New York subway system. Then he meets a mysterious lady on the train who turns his subway trip, and life, upside down.
The Commuter - Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga
Liam Neeson does what Liam Neeson does best in 'The Commuter'
Neeson's next film involves a high stakes criminal conspiracy aboard a commuter train with mysterious stranger played by Vera Farmiga. — The first trailer for Lionsgate and Studio Canal's latest re-teams Liam Neeson with Director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop) in a thriller about an insurance salesman, Michael (Liam Neeson), who meets a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga) aboard a train on his daily commute home. The stranger's $75,000 proposition involves uncovering the identity of a hidden passenger "who doesn't belong" aboard the commuter train. Neeson must work against the clock to solve the puzzle while unfolding a deadly and a criminal conspiracy.