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The Commuter (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
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An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael MacCauley
... Joanna
... Alex Murphy
... Walt
... Captain Hawthorne
... Karen MacCauley
... Dylan
... Vince
... Tony
... Eva
... Jackson
... Gwen
... Danny MacCauley
... Sofia
Nila Aalia ... Sherri
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Now a hard-working life insurance salesman and a caring family man, the former police officer, Michael MacCauley, has taken the commuter rail to New York for the past ten years. But, unexpectedly, things will take a turn for the worse, 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 serious situation? As Michael races against the clock to solve this wicked conundrum, everyone aboard is a suspect, in a deal where there's definitely more than meets the eye. Can he decide in time who's the one? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,701,452, 14 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,343,858, 15 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,142,483, 28 January 2018
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Trivia

Liam Neeson and Sam Neill were both contenders for the role of James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), which eventually went to Irish actor Pierce Brosnan. Neill was also considered for Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). Additionally, both actors starred in a Steven Spielberg film in 1993 (Schindler's List (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993)). See more »

Goofs

Ten Mile River is in the Harlem line, not the Hudson line. Shows driver at front window with train going North - not possible. Trains to Cold Spring are diesel, not electric. An end window would be at the back of the train. The train is going North but Hudson is on the right of the train. Wrong side. See more »

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Tony: [to Alex] We know what you did... you bastard
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Paddington 2/The Commuter (2018) See more »

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Melting Pot
Performed by Blue Mink
Written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group, a BMG Company
Issued under licence from Universal/Dick James Music Ltd
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Decent Thriller Derailed by Ridiculous Third Act
15 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

SPOILER: The Commuter delivers what it promises, a Liam Neeson action movie that relies on tension and a little bit of mystery to fill out its runtime. It begins very well with minimal exposition for the set up, using images or short conversations to explain what most movies would carve out five minutes of dialogue for. From there it evolves more like a mystery with an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation searching for someone on the train. As it enters the third act, it goes full action movie with explosions, fight scenes, and massive stakes. While this was to be expected from Jaume Collet-Serra, it undermines what had been a more contained thriller up to that point.

It is shot well enough and uses an ensemble cast well, but no one besides Liam Neeson really has too much to do. Vera Farmiga and Jonathan Banks are both talented actors that are really underutilized. All in all, The Commuter is another Liam Neeson action movie that could be best described as "Nonstop on a train."


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