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The Commuter (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
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A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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Karen MacCauley
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A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Gross USA:

$24,137,529, 20 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,360,534, 21 January 2018
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Trivia

Fourth collaboration between Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson after Unknown (2011), Non-Stop (2014) and Run All Night (2015). See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Neeson is walking across the main concourse in Grand Central Terminal toward the East gates. Sunlight reflects on the floor through the windows on the east wall. No sunlight has reflected on the concourse floor since the construction next door of the old Commodore hotel in 1929. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: It doesn't have to end this way. Think about Karen, Danny...
Michael MacCauley: Don't you dare mention their names!
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The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »

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References The Scarlet Letter (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Melting Pot
Performed by Blue Mink
Written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group, a BMG Company
Issued under licence from Universal/Dick James Music Ltd
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Fun movie, worth seeing on a big screen with big sound
12 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Neeson creates a likable, sympathetic character. This is necessary for the heightening of tension, which screws on inexorably until you just don't see any way out for him.

The camera-work was particularly masterful - creative, meticulous, thought out to a granular level. There are two particular action-pieces towards the climax that are breathtaking, at least one of which looks like (but surely isn't) a single, extended take. The camera defines space and gravity, and is part of the expeience.

Yes, there are some credibility straining factors. But it is after all a movie, not a procedural. On the other hand, there are some very neat surprises.

Glad we saw it!


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