An action-thriller in which an insurance salesman/ex-cop is caught up in a life-threatening conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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Jaume Collet-Serra

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Byron Willinger (story by), Philip de Blasi (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Michael MacCauley
Vera Farmiga ... Joanna
Patrick Wilson ... Alex Murphy
Jonathan Banks ... Walt
Sam Neill ... Captain Hawthorne
Elizabeth McGovern ... Karen MacCauley
Killian Scott ... Dylan
Shazad Latif ... Vince
Andy Nyman ... Tony
Clara Lago ... Eva
Roland Møller ... Jackson
Florence Pugh ... Gwen
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Danny MacCauley
Ella-Rae Smith ... Sofia
Nila Aalia ... Sherri
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Storyline

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 Nick Riganas

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His Life Is On The Line. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The second film to feature Vera Farmiga and an incident on a commuter train, following Source Code (2011). See more »

Goofs

Alex stabs and slices several people many times in the final fight scene, yet when he drops the knife there isn't a speck of blood on it. See more »

Quotes

Alex Murphy: Mike, I get it. You wanna do the noble thing here. But I got news for you. There ain't no such thing as noble.
Michael MacCauley: [glancing at Prynne] It was you.
Alex Murphy: What are you talking about?
Michael MacCauley: You called me. You knew about the witness. You... you knew what they saw.
Alex Murphy: Yeah, I told you what happened.
Michael MacCauley: It was a cop who killed him. You set me up.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Commuter: Off the Rails (2018) 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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Wow, this died fast
19 April 2018 | by kuarinofuSee all my reviews

The movie started off good, showing the daily routine, introducing the characters and setting up the mystery. The editing was interesting and even a little artsy, yet it got me hooked. I really enjoyed the first 30 minutes.

It was setting itself up to look like an intelligent mystery action. Having Neeson in this kind of movie spoils a lot, yet I thought this would be something different from his typical movies since he's getting older. I haven't seen the trailer though, just went to see the movie straight away.

After everything is set up, it just turns into a totally divorced from reality generic conspiracy action. The premise was indeed as silly as it gets. The ending was as unsurprising as possible. Omnipresent supervillains who can plan and predict everything by the smallest detail, control the situation without even being close yet fail at the most obvious things. The plot just plays itself, at times Neeson is not even doing anything to change the situation, it just changes by itself to adapt to his needs. This is not a well written movie. The ending had me saying "oh, no, you're not doing this...oh God".

Seeing Neeson perform ridiculous stunts was also a little confusing. No one should see an old man getting beaten like that. This just looks wrong.

Overall, next time I'll want to see a cop/witness drama routine, I'd better go re-watch 16 Blocks. At least it had characters instead of comic book villains.


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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Commuter See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,701,452, 14 January 2018

Gross USA:

$36,343,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,942,387
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Dolby Atmos

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2.39 : 1
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