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.
- Jaume Collet-Serra
- Byron Willinger
- Philip de Blasi
- Ryan Engle
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
- 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.