The commute from the suburbs to the big city just got deadly in The Commuter. This marks the fourth collaboration between Liam Neeson and acclaimed director Jaume Collet-Serra, who have previously worked together on ‘Unknown’, ‘Non-Stop’ and ‘Run All Night’.
Be sure to check this latest Lionsgate blockbuster out as Liam Neeson has recently announced that he’s retiring from action films. The actor revealed he has one action movie coming out in January, (referring to this film) and then, “there might be another,” although that mystery project would be the last one, confirming that he’s completely done with the ‘Taken’ franchise that made him a star.
In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realises a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.
The supporting cast also includes Dean-Charles Chapman, who played the late King Tommen in ‘Game of Thrones’, along with Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Vera Fermiga, Elizabeth McGovern and Letitia Wright.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who recently signed on to direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’ for Warner Bros, directs ‘The Commuter’ from a script by Byron Willinger and Anthony De Blasi, who both make their feature writing debuts. If this is in fact Liam Neeson’s last action-thriller, it certainly looks like he’s going out on a high note.
ROCKS RATING: ****