the commuter

★★★

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra (the shallows, non - stop, unknown)

Starring: Liam neeson, vera farmiga, patrick wilson, and sam neill. 

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realises a deadly plan is unfolding.

You always know that you're in for a decent tale, wall to wall action, and a great nights entertainment with a Liam Neeson action flick. On that criteria The Commuter does not disappoint. 

Neeson's Michael MacCauley once a cop who became an insurance salesman has just been made redundant after ten years service. On his commute home a mysterious woman offers him $100,000 to find someone on the train that doesn't belong and put a tracking device on them. Thats it. Simple. But soon Michael discovers that something more sinister is at work and he must attempt to save the passengers on the train from deadly peril.

From the brilliant Blake Lively shark movie The Shallows to the surprisingly fantastic previous outing with Liam Neeson Unknown director Jaume Collet - Serra has proven that he knows how to make movies that have bucket loads of tension, twists, and action. The Commuter is no different.

It has all the action you could want, some of it brutal enough to make you wince. There are a couple of instances where it looks like the editor has sped the footage up a little bit to make the fight appear more frenetic but thankfully its minimal.

Liam Neeson is his usual brilliant self. Do I really have to say anything else? He's Liam freakin' Neeson. And he will find you.

Action packed with a cracking story, The Commuter is a more than entertaining way to spend an evening. 

★★★

The Commuter is available on DVD,
Blu-ray, and digital from all good disc and digital retailers. 

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