The Commuter
Liam Neeson and his complice in most thrillers, director Jaume Collet-Serra, well they evidently have a bunch of dramatic crime stories at their fingertips and they make movies together as a daily routine. The problem is, this routine seems to tire slowly.
An apathetic, unremarkable businessman finds himself involved in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. The narrative unfolds in the train which gives a claustrophobic feeling but the character of Liam Neeson, motivated by the abduction of his family is more than redundant in the light of his previous action-movies. The whole story is more like an alibi for making the film than a normal, reasonable narrative. There would be a hint that wicked men with great power are in the background, pulling the strings, but we never know more from the film, all we see is Liam Neeson running, sweating and fighting, but for what sense he does all this is a mistery. He should find a man among the passangers of the train but since the narrative lacks all interest this is practically unimportant. The scenes of the train accident are very poorly made with CGI.  
11 January 2018
Hungarian title: The Commuter - Nincs kiszállás
American-British-French crime, 104 min, 2018
A stuporous insurance agent's dull life becomes interesting when his everyday commute gets interrupted by a stranger and he is asked to find someone on the train before it reaches its destination.
Directed by:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Distributor: Big Bang Media
Premiere: 11 January 2018


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