Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Commuter (2018)

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern. 105 min. Rated PG-13. UK/France/USA. Action.

Speeding train without brakes is almost derailing.

Conductor yells: "Remain calm!"

Passenger asks: "... Why?"

That sums up the movie: a package of preposterous lines and implausible moments. A movie with a so-called 'idiot plot', where the villains' most elaborate impossible scheme to eliminate a witness to a crime could've been avoided simply by bonking him/her on the head. Parading famous actors in the beginning and then suddenly forgetting them exposes their roles as surprise villains, and while the movie begs for Neeson to remain an action star, I honestly never saw him as one in the first place.

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