The Commuter is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, December 14, 2017 released the trailer:
The Commuter (2018 Movie) Final Trailer - Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson.

Story intro

Michael MacCauley, an Irish-American NYPD member turned insurance agent, has a wife and teenaged son. He goes through the same routine train commute to work and back every day, taking the Hudson Line from Tarrytown to Grand Central Terminal, often interacting with the same other commuters. His daily routine is interrupted when he is abruptly laid off from his job after a decade at the same company due to budget cuts, leading him to wonder how he will pay his mortgage or afford his son's college tuition. Choosing not to immediately reveal his dismissal to his family, he instead confides in Murphy, his ex-partner on the force, while he and Murphy's unit are at a bar. On the train home, Michael meets a mysterious woman named Joanna, who makes small talk with him. Joanna describes herself as an academic who studies human behavior and tells him there are 16 distinct types of personalities. She proposes a hypothetical situation to Michael, asking him to do one little thing that he is uniquely skilled for, the results of which would have consequences that he would know nothing about, but would affect one of the passengers on the train. Joanna's one little thing that she wants Michael to do is locate "Prynne," the alias of an unknown passenger, who she says doesn't belong and has something stolen. Joanna proceeds to tell him that he will find $25,000 in the bathroom and will be paid another $75,000 when the job is done. Michael starts to question whether this is real or hypothetical, and Joanna, before she gets off the train, alludes to him being a former cop. Out of curiosity, Michael searches the bathroom and finds an envelope with $25,000.

Cast

Liam Neeson
Michael MacCauley
Vera Farmiga
Joanna
Patrick Wilson
Det
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
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Oliver
Colin McFarlane
Conductor Sam
Adam Nagaitis
Conductor Jimmy
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Special Agent Garcia
Damson Idris
Special Agent Denys
Ben Caplan
Frank
Letitia Wright
Jules Skateboarder
Pat Kiernan
himself

About

Principal photography began on July 25, 2016, at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, and continued in New York City.

The film The Commuter was scheduled to be released on January 8, 2018 (New York City), on January 11, 2018 (Germany, Turkey), on January 12, 2018 (United States), on January 19, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on January 24, 2018 (France) by StudioCanal UK (United Kingdom), Lionsgate (United States), Lions Gate Entertainment, BF Distribution, Constantin-Film, Digi-Optic Films, Eagle Pictures, Entertainment One, GAGA, Gussi Films, Impuls Pictures, SF Studios, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, VVS Films, bf Distribution, Bona Film Group, Film1, Kino Swiat, Mongkol Major, NOS Audiovisuais and TriPictures.

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $119.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

The Commuter got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: thecommuter.movie

Wikipedia: The Commuter (film)

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