Original Release: January 12, 2018 (United States)
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Written by: Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Ryan Engle
Produced by: Andrew Ronan, Alex Heineman
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Running Time: 105 minutes
Budget: $40 million
Box office: $119.9 million
||In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson is Michael, an insurance salesman whose daily commute home quickly becomes anything but routine. After being confronted by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga), Michael is blackmailed into finding the identity of a passenger on his train. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle before the train’s last stop, Michael is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life-and-death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.|
Cast & Characters
Liam Neeson (Michael MacCauley), Vera Farmiga (Joanna), Patrick Wilson (Det. Lt. Alex Murphy), Jonathan Banks (Walt), Sam Neill (Captain David Hawthorne), Elizabeth McGovern (Karen MacCauley), Killian Scott (FBI Agent Dylan), Shazad Latif (Vince), Andy Nyman (Tony), Clara Lago (Eva), Roland Møller (Jackson), Florence Pugh (Gwen), Edward Bluemel (Gwen’s Boyfriend), Dean-Charles Chapman (Danny MacCauley), Ella-Rae Smith (Sofia), Nila Aalia (Sherri).
The Commuter’s cast is better than its workmanlike script – which helps make this reasonably diverting Liam Neeson action thriller worth the price of a matinee ticket or rental, if not a full-price ticket.