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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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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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Patrick Wilson plays a cop named Alex Murphy. This also happens to be the titular character's name in another cop movie; RoboCop (1987), although it is unclear if the reference is intentional or coincidental. See more »

Goofs

The train Neeson's character rides is the Hudson Line of Metro-North, yet the station stops depicted as he returns home from Grand Central Terminal to Tarrytown are clearly NYC subway stops (86th Street, etc.). Metro-North commuter trains do not share train tracks or station stops with NYC subway lines. See more »

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Gwen: This train's freaking me out.
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »

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References Robocop (1987) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner (uncredited)
Arranged by Jeff Meegan/Julian Gallant/David Tobin of Audio Network Ltd.
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Fun movie, worth seeing on a big screen with big sound
12 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

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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