Michael MacCauley, a former police officer and now a hard-working life-insurance salesman and a caring family man, has been taking the commuter rail to New York for the past ten years. But, things will take an unexpected turn when, on one of his daily journeys, the cryptic passenger, Joanna, makes Michael a generous and tempting offer to locate a single commuter or face grave consequences. Is this a sick joke, or is this, indeed, a dangerous situation? Now, as Michael races against the clock to solve this wicked conundrum, everyone aboard is a suspect, in a deal that there is more than meets the eye. Can he decide in time who is the one?Written by
Despite receiving the prominent second billing, Vera Farmiga has only about 6 minutes of screen time. See more »
As they are trying to decouple the train's last car, there's an outside shot of the train speeding by. The train speed is high, but not one of the leaves of the trees close to the tracks seems to move. See more »
So, I heard something earlier today, a hypothetical question.
Uh-huh. What was the question?
What if someone asked you to do one little thing, something that's meaningless to you, but would affect another passenger on this train? Would you do it?
I don't know. What's in it for me?
You don't even know what it is.
It doesn't matter. Come on.
So, what is that one little thing?
A passenger on this train doesn't belong. They're carrying a bag, but you don't know what it looks like. All ...
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »
Fun movie, worth seeing on a big screen with big sound
Neeson creates a likable, sympathetic character. This is necessary for the heightening of tension, which screws on inexorably until you just don't see any way out for him.
The camera-work was particularly masterful - creative, meticulous, thought out to a granular level. There are two particular action-pieces towards the climax that are breathtaking, at least one of which looks like (but surely isn't) a single, extended take. The camera defines space and gravity, and is part of the expeience.
Yes, there are some credibility straining factors. But it is after all a movie, not a procedural. On the other hand, there are some very neat surprises.
Glad we saw it!
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