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The Commuter

The Commuter

Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra, who collaborated on the action hit Non-Stop (2014), reunite for this misbegotten thriller about extortion and murder on a New York commuter train. As in the earlier movie, Neeson plays a troubled ex-cop who's forced to meet the impossible demands of mysterious villains, pronto, or people will die. Vera Farmiga is the femme fatale who pressures Neeson to find and kill another passenger, a federal witness in a corruption case, though she delivers most of her lines offscreen, haranguing the hero by cell phone. The film is hobbled by sloppy camera work, ludicrous fight scenes, hairbreadth escapes, and altogether too many suspects. With Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth McGovern, and Sam Neill.



  • Jaume Collet-Serra


  • Liam Neeson
  • Vera Farmiga
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Jonathan Banks
  • Sam Neill
  • Elizabeth McGovern
  • Florence Pugh
  • Shazad Latif
  • Letitia Wright
  • Killian Scott
  • Clara Lago
  • Ella-Rae Smith
  • Damson Idris
  • Andy Nyman
  • Colin McFarlane
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir
  • Dean-Charles Chapman
  • Roland Møller


  • Andrew Rona
  • Alex Heineman
  • Michael Dreyer
  • Juan Solá
  • Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Ron Halpern
  • Didier Lupfer

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