The Commuter

  • 27 Jan - 02 Feb, 2018
  • Farheen Jawaid
  • Reviews

What just happened with The Commuter? It had too much muscle flexing in action and thrillerand closeto no usein logic. It’s no surprise that common sense inThe Commuter is feeble and is constantly under pressure of big reveals and conclusions. The movie just quivers and collapses.

This is Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra’s fourth collaboration, so we – and they – know how to play off each other’s strengths. Neeson is a sixty-year-old insurance salesman who commutes from his home to work for years. He is put in a tight spot when he is laid off his job, and while on his way home on his usual commuting train, gets an offersfrom a mysterious woman named Joanna (Vera Farmiga). His mission, should he choose to accept it, is to find a person that isn’t a regular passenger on his commuting train and to pin a GPS on him or her. Neeson, in exchange for his service, get money and at the safety of his family.

The Commuter performs well asalocked-room mystery, but as the plot explains itself, the whole ambience falls flat on its face and never recovers.

Watch it for thrills, action and Liam Neeson. Try to ignore the rest.