- 1hr 45m
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kind of like that old movie speed with a twist to it....
Good movie, but did get a little slow in the middle.
Yet the nonsense content, being pure, is liberating, and allows us to savor all the machinery as machinery: the train, the plot, the pitch-imperfect dialogue, the huffing-puffing fights, the ridiculous stunts and, yes, the climactic train wreck. Here’s how filmmakers can fill screens when they don’t have a film to make.
It's a certified B-movie without superheroes or interplanetary travel, drawing its power from a whodunit, race-against-the-clock scenario that plays as if The Lady Vanishes and Strangers on a Train were chopped up and tossed into the blender along with a slab of CGI and a full bottle of Dexedrine.
What The Commuter lacks in nuance, depth, surprises, logic and serviceable dialogue...it can’t make up for in its effective single-location tension or well-choreographed action, though both rank among the film’s modest highlights.
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- Liam Neeson
- Vera Farmiga
- Patrick Wilson
- Jonathan Banks
- Sam Neill
- Elizabeth McGovern
- Killian Scott
- Shazad Latif
- Andy Nyman
- Clara Lago
Did You Know?
- Liam Neeson and Sam Neill were both contenders for the role of James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), which eventually went to Irish actor Pierce Brosnan. Neill was also considered for Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). Additionally, both actors starred in a Steven Spielberg film in 1993 (Schindler's List (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993)).
- The "Hudson North" commuter train was a veiled representation of the actual Metro North trains than run from Grand Central Station in New York City to Westchester County. These trains go directly from Grand Central Station and make only 1 stop in Manhattan, 125th St. Mike's train made several stops in Manhattan which could only have been made by the Lexington Avenue subway line before reaching 125th St. In addition there is no commuter train stop at Yankee Stadium (there has been a Metro North station since the opening of the new stadium). At Yankee Stadium the Lexington line is elevated, running to the east of the Stadium, not underground as portrayed in the movie,.
- Joanna: It doesn't have to end this way. Think about Karen, Danny...
- Michael MacCauley: Don't you dare mention their names!