The Commuter (2018)

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Directing:
  • Jaume Collet-Serra

Writing:
  • Byron Willinger
  • Philip de Blasi
  • Ryan Engle

Stars:

Our Rating: 4/10 - just wasn't convincing enough
Watchability: 2/10 - getting a bit sick of these Liam Neeson 'stuck on public transport' movies now!
Tagline: Lives are on the line

Release Date: 2018-01-11
themoviedb icon 6.1/10
  • Country: FR, GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 104
  • Budget: $30,000,000
  • Revenue: $119,757,158

So, how does the movie end??

Michael is forced to take part in the investigation, even though it was a weak offer - and he didn't really accept it anyway! Michael gets a call out to his cop buddy but just reaches him on voicemail. Meanwhile, the girl he met keeps reminding him to use his detective skills as he only has a few more stops to go to find out who the witness is that he needs to identify.

After his little friend Walt is murdered, he wrestles with a guy at the back of the train who he thinks might be the mysterious 'Prynne' he must identify. He plants the tracker on him -- but the man turns out to be a Fed and soon ends up murdered.

While hiding from the cops who board the train after the incident, he needs to board again and manages to lose all the money he was given for the job. He tries to back out, but the girl on the phone holds all the cards and keeps threatening his family.

Resigned to do his work, he narrows his search down. First suspecting a Russian guy, but he soon seems to be innocent. Next, he has his suspicions about a guitar player - and follows him down the train. The man is working with the bad guys and they fight, Michael manages to throw him from the train.

He breaks the AC to get everyone into one carriage, and soon realises he has no suspects left - until he looks in the corner to find a girl who switched seats - she is the mysterious 'Prynne' who witnessed the murder. She tells him about what she saw, and words the murderer said. Michael doesn't give her up, so the woman on the call tells him they will all die.

The train flies past the final stop. With the conductor's help, they pull the emergency stop - but it seems the driver has been killed by an explosive device. They decouple the carriage, and Michael leaps to jump onto the carriage as everything crashes and explodes. The derailed carriage finally comes to a halt and SWAT teams arrive at the scene thinking Michael has taken them all hostage.

His cop buddy Murphy enters the train as negotiator, and is flagged a different color to the snipers due to his tracker. The guys in charge tell them to take the shot. Murphy utters the same phrase Prynne heard before, and it all makes sense. Michael wrestles with him and swaps the tracking device - the snipers shoot and take out Murphy.

Outside, Michael is reunited with his family who have been rescued, and is offered his old job back.

Later, Joanna (the woman behind it all) is sat on a train when Michael takes a seat next to her. She asks what he'll do next - and he pulls out his detective badge.

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
Michael MacCauley
Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga
Joanna
Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilso...
Alex Murphy
Jonathan Banks
Jonathan Bank...
Walt
Sam Neill
Sam Neill
Captain Hawthorne
Elizabeth McGovern
Elizabeth McG...
Karen MacCauley
Killian Scott
Killian Scott
Dylan
Shazad Latif
Shazad Latif
Vince
Andy Nyman
Andy Nyman
Tony
Clara Lago
Clara Lago
Eva
Roland Møller
Roland Møller
Jackson
Florence Pugh
Florence Pugh
Gwen
Dean-Charles Chapman
Dean-Charles...
Danny MacCauley
Ella-Rae Smith
Ella-Rae Smit...
Sofia
Nila Aalia
Nila Aalia
Sherri
Colin McFarlane
Colin McFarla...
Conductor Sam
Adam Nagaitis
Adam Nagaitis
Conductor Jimmy
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Kobna Holdbro...
Oliver
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Kingsley Ben-...
Agent Garcia
Damson Idris
Damson Idris
Agent Denys
Ben Caplan
Ben Caplan
Frank
Letitia Wright
Letitia Wrigh...
Jules Skateboarder
Andy Lucas
Andy Lucas
Manny the Engineer
Zaak Conway
Zaak Conway
Caleb O'Malley
Jamie Beamish
Jamie Beamish
Nathan
Alana Maria
Alana Maria
Officer Jones
Pat Kiernan
Pat Kiernan
Pat Kiernan
Edward Bluemel
Edward Blueme...
Gwen's Boyfriend
Lee Asquith-Coe
Lee Asquith-C...
QRF Policer Officer (uncredited)
David Olawale Ayinde
David Olawale...
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Dilyana Bouklieva
Dilyana Boukl...
Commuter (uncredited)
Pamela Betsy Cooper
Pamela Betsy...
Commuter (uncredited)
Graham Curry
Graham Curry
Commuter (uncredited)
Matthew Faucher
Matthew Fauch...
Basketball Player (uncredited)
Lee Nicholas Harris
Lee Nicholas...
Commuter (uncredited)
Pete Buzzsaw Holland
Pete Buzzsaw...
Commuter (uncredited)
Shade Rupe
Shade Rupe
Bus Accident Doctor (uncredited)
A.k. Steppa
A.k. Steppa
Commuter (uncredited)
Georgie-May Tearle
Georgie-May T...
Medic (uncredited)
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