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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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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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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson's third collaboration after The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016). See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Paddington 2/The Commuter (2018) See more »

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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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