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[–]ChanceVance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went to see this movie expecting a standard Liam Neeson fronted action flick that could provide some entertainment for a few hours and that's exactly what I got so can't complain about much.

They certainly didn't spare any expense in calling in Sam Neill for such a small role. Most times that sort of role would just be filled by a character actor from a cop show or something.

[–]ViolentAmbassador 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was a decent dumb action-thriller. I'm not sure there's a standout scene, but the plot was engaging enough and the twist at the end actually caught me by surprise. I thought there was no way they'd cast Sam Neill and have him not be the villain, plus I like Patrick Wilson so I didn't really suspect him until after I should have

In the pantheon of "Liam Neeson Action movies" it's behind Taken and in that next level, where it's okay. Not great, but it was a worthy moviepass

[–]FrenchCanadaIsWorst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was thinking about how the wife and son never mention anything about being confronted and they're right there at the end and how it's kind of a loose end they don't tie up, but I think the police had them the whole time. Not captive, but when the people on the phone said "It's about your husband..." I think that was the local police just taking them to the station so they could be walked thru what was happening and then they were brought to the station so they could meet him.

TL; DR The family was never captured but Joana just made it seem that way

[–]yuppitsme123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can someone tell me how “they” put Prin on the train if that’s what the FBI told her to do? Or was the FBI in on it, too? But at the end they seemed to be cleared of involvement in the conspiracy...

[–]reallynormal_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good god I hated this movie. The dialogue was awful, it was so goddamn predictable and most of the movie is Liam Neeson walking up and down a train clearly looking like he's in distress with a bunch of people who he seems to know like best friends that he sees on his commute every day.
Also, how fucking long was that train ride? I feel sorry for the poor bastard that has to take that train every day. The ending especially annoyed me, they shove this cop conspiracy bullshit storyline down your throat and then Patrick Wilson ends up trying to kill people on the train, with an entire police force outside?

This movie convinced me not to watch movies under a 7 on IMDB at the cinema because every time I've gone to watch a movie I'm almost always disappointed.

[–]rubbucks -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The Commuter? More like The Computer. This film is seriously terrible and its CGI is god-awful. It wants to be Snowpiercer so bad but it terribly fails. Not to mention all of these implausible things that happen. I lost count after the first act. You can skip this one if you ask me.

[–]bob1689321 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Really liked it. I saw the identity of the person coming from a mile off, but I still thought it was a fun film. Best movie I’ve seen all year (hahaha)

[–]JoeIbanez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I went to this film to kill time this morning and I was pissed that Indious 4 played an hour later and I didn't have time and had to settle. BUT BOY WAS I SHOCKED TO FIND THAT THIS MOVIE IS FUCKING AWESOME! This is probably Liam Neeson's best movie of these types that he does. It had a lot of GREAT suspense thriller. It had a few problems with some extra scenes that took away from the tension but man what a fun film. Sometimes a film doesn't have to be perfect to still hit all the notes.

[–]momalloyd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have never seen a movie go from great to "GIVE ME BACK MY WIFE!!" so quickly before.

[–]nickvtorres 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The movie had the same problem all the Neeson + Jaume movies had, where the first two acts are a good thriller and out of nowhere the third act goes to be an action flick

[–]edsonde8at 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Problem? That's a weird way to spell "magic".

[–]Calculative 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s kind of refreshing to see Vera acting in a thriller movie,instead of a horror flick like the conjuring(no offense but i think that instalment is overrated).She deserves more than those boring roles and she has showed she has potential in possible great roles.

[–]dpatt_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look, it's as silly as can be. But of course it is! I have enjoyed all of the Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson film so far. They're not high art for sure. Hell, they aren't great films at all, but they balance enough seriousness with silliness to a level where its hard not to turn your brain off and have fun with them.

Collet-Serra directs this film with far more style than I expected. The opening title sequence and the hand-to-hand long take scene were both scenes that I didn't think Collet-Serra had the creative flourishes to execute. It's the best directed of their four collaborations.

The writing is flimsy and you can drive a train through the plot, but it created enough tension and intrigue for me to be semi-invested. And the film knows exactly what it is, a simple B-movie thriller. https://iwandm.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/the-commuter-review/

[–]RunTotoRun 1 point2 points  (1 child)

In the final scene, Michael explained to Joanna how he found her but I missed what he said. I recall that from an earlier scene that she had said that she [spoiler text here] had never been on a commuter train, but there she is on a (commuter?) train (#spoiler).

Is there a video link to the final scene or does someone have the dialog I could see?

[–]Hordon_Gayward -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Saw it with Moviepass. Still regretting wasting my time watching it. Fuck January.

[–]nickvtorres 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That one-shot-edited fight was the shit

Totally makes up for the fence jump in Tak3n

[–]momalloyd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yea there is a similar 13 shot clip of Milla Jovovich vaulting over a small table in the last Resident Evil movie which would leave me to believe that she had no real interaction with said table and that it took all day to shoot.

[–]Anhagi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's not just unoriginal because it's another Liam Neeson thriller, it's unoriginal because it's LITERALLY THE SAME FUCKING THING AS NON-STOP, but actually some good cinematography, at least we know the camera guy tried.

[–]EffectiveFilm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Commuter was an average Liam Neeson action movie. We’ve already seen it, doesn’t make I.T less fun. Definitely a movie to turn your brain off too. First half is good, rest is Pretty mediocre. Dialogue in some scenes is really bad. Overall a 53/100.

[–]Guroga 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Didn't expect multitrack drifting in this movie.

[–]Wulfsimmer 1 point2 points  (2 children)

May I freaking understand why on earth they chose him when they hired A FUCKING ASSASSIN AND A COP

[–]ChanceVance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I suppose they needed a scapegoat and the cop recommended him as a candidate. I did wonder why with the resources at their disposal they couldn't have just done it themselves but at least the framing a patsy angle kind of justifies it.

[–]ATN-Antronach 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was treated to this movie, but I still feel ripped off. The plot was too convoluted to the point where I felt like telling the movie to stop. One of the people I was with mentioned it's "a movie you have to watch several times to get it", but the more I think about the film, the less sense it makes.

I understand it's supposed to be a corny action flick, but it didn't feel like that until the climax. By then, I was just reiterating "Oh great, how else can everything go perfectly wrong?" By the end, it just felt like they were ticking off boxes on a list more than writing a script.

[–]20_Antzy_Pantzy_15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People are seriously mad at the corny action? What did you expect? This is the fourth movie from this duo yet no one has caught on? It's an okay movie with a couple of flaws. It would have been great but I don't think the suspense worked. There was no build up to the shock.

[–]MiaVsAsh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

"that's not how mace works" - me to my friend in the middle of the movie.

[–]Stiglisausage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I said "that's got to be the world's shittiest pepper spray" to mine haha

[–]Fishtacoburrito 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It had some good moments but it derailed right around the time the train did.

[–]momalloyd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Really? For me it was when nobody reacted to him pulling a gun on them, and they only freaked out the third time he did it.

[–]reareapeapea1 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Who and what is Joanna supposed to be? I know the movie didn't really get into it, but we can speculate.

Evidently she is just some mastermind who makes crap up and pit people against one another.

So is she a crazy academic using her money and knowledge of psychology to create situations and then she observes the effects? Like some kind of sick mastermind doing it out of pure academic and personal curiosity and joy.

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (6 children)

She was hired by the powerful people to get a job done.

[–]reareapeapea1 1 point2 points  (3 children)

See I thought she wasn't hired by anyone.

I thought the end, Liam's character discussed basically knowing all about Joanna's masterminding and putting everyone on that train to create that scenario he was in. And that all prior scenarios were also a fabrication by her design.

The 'evidence' the girl held and hid, or that the others were instructed to obtain and died for it, might even be fake or some crap created from an earlier scheme to be used and involved in this particular scheme.

It seems as though everyone has their strings pulled by the ultimate puppet master that is Joanna for some motive that is not quite clear but possibly curiosity or academic in nature on her part.

Basically there was a prior fake scenario involving fake evidence of fake corrupt city officials. Everyone down the line from a prior encounter is getting their strings pulled by the puppet master Joanna, so even though things seem real but were in fact coerced responses. All the controversy is created via manipulation. Then this girl hides the essentially fake 'evidence' of city official corruption and gets on a train as instructed to submit the evidence, again all planned. Along with all the other personalities that were in essence 'put' on that train to create the scenario we see in the movie.

And then Liam's character figures out in the end, everything is fake. All that chaos and all the prior controversies were fabrication by the puppet master Joanna pitting people against one another, or goading them into tasks via blackmail of some form or another. More importantly, there is no powerful underground society that she works for. It is essentially all a game that Joanna is playing.

[–]Nelson_MD 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think that might be a bit of a stretch. Do you know the kind of dirt she would have to get on these people to be able to have that kind of pull? Either dirt, or money that bought them and eventually made them dirty. She did all of this just for a game? Just to see what would happen?

[–]reareapeapea1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The point of the manipulation is it's not all just black mail with threat of exposing 'dirt' to drive people into action. It can be a threat made to a loved one, etc. It's all part of the game where Joanna 'recruits' these participants to do her own bidding in an elaborate scheme.

Look how she put Michael into action. She gave him money and made it seem like he owed her. She threatened him with the wife's ring. She put people around Michael, who she already 'worked' and recruited, to ensure compliance on Michael's part. And Michael was essentially put into action and played along in the scheme for most of the movie.

It's how she will go about 'recruiting' everyone in that scenario that she set up.

It's a theory anyway. I think the end sort of alluded to that, that Michael 'caught on' to what's going on. That she was really just a puppet master, and that all of that stuff was faked from the beginning. It's why he mentioned how she put the girl and the evidence on that train to begin with for him to 'find'. All so she can sit back and watch and maybe obsess over her powers at manipulating others.

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably not.

[–]momalloyd 1 point2 points  (1 child)

But done so precisely that no innocent people are killed. With the exception of the innocent people they have already killed up to this point.

I am of course referring to the part when he has narrowed it down to three people and the assassin needs an exact target for some reason when they already have a bomb on the train and could just kill everyone anyway.

Also how were the antagonists able to watch Liam Neeson's every action, and why did the police have some sort of vr metal penetrating x-ray rifle scopes?

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah why didnt they just derail the train anyway, I guess they wanted to minimalize collateral damage, but its still too convoluted.

[–]Fools_Requiem 1 point2 points  (1 child)

"I'm Spartacus!"

nuff said

[–]momalloyd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm Brian, and so is my dog.

[–]MyLittleRocketShip 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I knew it. This was gonna be terrible and you could clearly see it through the trailer.

[–]mikeweasy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Theres a reason it is a January movie.

[–]ImSuperObjective2 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Well, it's not terrible. It's just a nice B movie. Not everything has to be a masterpiece. Not everything is trying to be.

We seem to have forgotten the good old times when movies like these made up most of mainstream cinema.

[–]momalloyd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was far better than that previous Liam Neeson movie where he plays a drunk cop that accidentally hits a bystander with a stray bullet in a shoot out with a criminal, and is haunted by it years later. It turns out that they spent the entire movie building up to that big reveal of how that shoot out actually went down.

Well nobody told the guys who made the trailer that, because they put the full shoot out flashback scene from the end of the movie right in the trailer. Oh and it turned out to by pg nonsense. Such a terrible movie.

[–]TheManWithNoName88 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Why is Liam Neeson doing these crappy movies? Does he owe money like Nick Cage does?

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hes worked with the director a few times, maybe he likes the guy.

[–]ScorchG 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I think he's said in interviews before that since his wife died he just tries to keep busy

[–]fprosk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's really sad :(

[–]nicknaseef17 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I think it's just hard to snag quality leading roles once you get older.

[–]Ernest_P_Warhole 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Bullshit. Lots of older actors get great roles. Christopher Walken, Micheal Caine, Judi Dench and on and on and on.

[–]starfirex -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sure, but if you think about it like 90% of movies have a protagonist in their 40s and below. There are great roles out there for older actors, but also more competition. It's just mathematically harder to snag those quality leading roles.

[–]brewz_wayne 1 point2 points  (3 children)

thank goodness for moviepass, had i actually paid paid to see this i would've been pretty disappointed. as is, it was meh and killed some time for me on an otherwise uneventful tue night.

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank god I didnt spend money on this movie.

[–]Commie_Salami 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I haven't seen it and don't intend to unless it's free on Netflix at some point. It seemed like a train version of his movie Non-stop where he's on the plane which was also incredibly underwhelming overall. Is that an accurate analogy for this movie?

[–]Ddcups 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is so similar to non stop you won’t believe!!

Cunts in the cinema were also mentioning the similarities !

[–]ab_ovo_usque_ad_mala 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can't bring myself to go and see it just because of the title. The Commuter...ffs.

[–]CQME 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just saw this. The movie as a whole is pretty predictable, but I wanted to give a shoutout to the intro montage...that was IMHO exceptionally well done and could have been a really good short film all on its own.

[–]juicyjosh19 6 points7 points  (0 children)

5/10. this movie was exactly what i thought it was going to be going into it. nothing special. but its liam neeson, any of his movies i will go see just for him.

[–]Alberta_Fire 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Liam Neeson lays a beat down on a dude with a left handed electric guitar on his ride home from work in a long take.

This movie was a B movie and was totally unapologetic about it. Stupid as hell but tons of fun.

[–]currentlydownvoted 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This was fine I guess. Nothing special and it's exactly what you expect. Also did they really directly rip off the famous "I'm Spartacus!" scene at the end there?

[–]page395 9 points10 points  (0 children)

MULTI TRACK DRIFTING!!!

[–]throwaway1990marry -1 points0 points  (3 children)

This was the worst movie I have seen in theaters.

[–]WDWCastMember 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You must not have seen a lot of movies.

[–]muad_dibs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw this and "Proud Mary" this weekend. "Proud Mary" was a far worse movie than this. Not saying this movie wasn't in the bad territory.

[–]NateM135 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you think this is bad don't watch downsizing

[–]bard0117 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Beginning was pretty decent, middle was still okay, but the ending seem to try to hard to catch us off guard with the twists.

[–]Fools_Requiem 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The ending killed the movie. I don't think they knew how to properly end the film. It's becoming consistent with the director's films, like Unknown and Non-Stop... even The Shallows had an ending that suggested they didn't know how to finish the film.

[–]momalloyd 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wasn't he stabbed a bunch of time?

At the end of the movie the medics just draped a blanker over his shoulders and sent him home with his family.

[–]Fools_Requiem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very Die Hard-like.

[–]BetaAlex81 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ends up too run-of-the-mill and silly/ridiculous for my tastes, but focusing on the positive: really good opening; I liked the way they established his routine, with that montage. And the initial set-up is good, just doesn't pay-off.

[–]Deluxe_MixedNuts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

... NOW is he done with action flicks? I know this one isn't on the level of anything "Taken" ever did, but im sure at this point he's getting tired of doing anything where there is any fight choreography involved.

[–]couldabeenawolf 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Does anyone know the author/the quote Liam says at the end to Joanna or the book she's reading at the end?

[–]7rider 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Last scene on a Chicago commuter train? Is this a hat tip to Source Code?

[–]JohnTyler-Flounder 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Had a lot of fun with this. Jaume Collet-Serra is seriously one of the best genre filmmakers working today.

[–]Bukdiah 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Ridiculous January movie with some decent fight choreography. It gets super corny at times with a "I'm Spartacus" moment and the movie really tests your suspension of disbelief as to how much power a person wields over Neeson on the train.

[–]blacktop2013 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Watched it last night and I missed the "I'm Spartacus" line - can you fill me in please?

[–]Bukdiah 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Where Liam Neeson's friend was trying to find out who Prin was and everyone stood up saying, "I'm Prin!"

[–]ElliottAbusesWomen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did you miss that “line”? It was 30+ seconds of people standing up saying “I’m Prynne” right in the middle of the climax.

[–]blacktop2013 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you. I missed the line but still thought that was the cheesiest part of the movie.

[–]Bukdiah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So much cheese that my lactose intolerance flared up lmao. January is such a rough month for movies.

[–]Chaot0407 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Really liked it, except that CGI jumping from one train car to another part, that one seemed pretty unnecessary to me.

[–]Fools_Requiem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They both could have stayed on the side with the passengers without jumping over to cut the line. The ax would have worked just as well on their side.

I think making the crash itself as extravagant as possible was so they could put it in the trailer to make the movie more appealing to people who only watch movies for explosions and action.

[–]Prax150 2 points3 points  (2 children)

CGI Neesons was hilarious.

[–]invincible777 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just me or was CGI Neeson really obvious in a lot of the fight scenes, like even the basic fight scenes?

[–]Prax150 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought it was a body double, not CGI. Either way, the fact that Collet-Serra made that tracking shot look that good while mostly using a body double and with no super obvious edit points is really impressive.

[–]panicatthebookstore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

right - he's 60 lmao give him a break (npi)

[–]GerardKenLE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

last time i saw Elizabeth McGovern she was comparing mara blanchett Carol to a bond movie

[–]GerardKenLE -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

Liam's witch hunt comment has fucked the box office for this film is what I'd say if it ever had a chance

it looks so fuckin dull

[–]nickvtorres 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If your a third wave feminists maybe, but i'm pretty sure that is not the target audience of his movies.

[–]THEBEAST666 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Definitely Wouldn't. Vast majority of people haven't heard what Liam Neeson has to say at all. and the people who watch liam neeson movies and have heard it aren't gonna care.

[–]nra32 9 points10 points  (7 children)

I don't get it... In the end, Liam Neeson meets the woman again and he says she put the witness on that train deliberately. Then why would she need him to find her?

[–]OzoneLyra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what I'm having trouble with too. It's stated that agent garcia is the one who told her to get on the train, so perhaps joanna also had him in her pocket. But even then, that still doesn't explain why they wouldn't just remove her from the equation before she even got on the train, or just let the guitarist know who she is so he can handle it for them.

[–]larsbellarica 6 points7 points  (0 children)

because they needed liam neeson to be in the movie

[–]ZacPensol 4 points5 points  (2 children)

She and her organization may not have known who the witness was, maybe Prin was being handled by non-corrupt cops, so the woman just pulled the strings she could to make sure that Prin would be on that train.

[–]OzoneLyra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They stated that Garcia (the fbi agent waiting at the station) was responsible for her boarding the train

[–]nra32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ok... it's just weird they know enough to influence exactly which train the witness is going to take but not enough to know who the witness is. They could have directed the witness to go to an area easier to get killed too ("meet at this totally safe house").

[–]itsbrittaneybitch 5 points6 points  (1 child)

to frame him?

[–]nra32 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they seemed fine to kill people in public (Liam's friend) so not sure why the whole thing was necessary. But heh, it's a January movie I think I was overthinking it :p Yours and ZacPensol explanation make sense

[–]stra32n451 10 points11 points  (3 children)

The more I think about this movie the less it makes sense. Still fun though.

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

yeah what was the point of his character if they already had a corrupt cop in on it??

[–]OzoneLyra 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They didn't know who pryne was

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah true

[–]ScatterBrainbb 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Something something something...... thank god I have MoviePass.

[–]Bukdiah 3 points4 points  (0 children)

lmao saw it today with MoviePass. It was...something.

[–]MrStealYoGil 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Was Jeremy Renner in this movie? I could've sworn that in the opening scene on the train, there's a shot of him smiling as he listens to a conversation behind him. The whole film I thought he'd end up being the big villain or head of the organization, but maybe it was just a random actor as a random passenger...

[–]GerardKenLE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ould've sworn that in the opening scene

edward norton had a cameo in After The Sunset (2004)

[–]ZacPensol 22 points23 points  (11 children)

The movie itself was a pretty run-of-the-mill action movie, but did anyone else really like the beginning? The whole thing with the alarm clock, getting ready, going to the train station, etc, and how it showed the same repetitive motions every single day for years - was shot and put together really well, I thought.

[–]shaneo632 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was horribly edited. The sound completely dipping out every time they showed a title just felt like amateur hour.

[–]Prax150 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Run-of-the-mill or not (personally I really enjoyed the movie but I get how it might not be for everyone), that opening proves that Jaume Collet-Serra has some genuine directing talent. Really well done.

[–]billbillbills 2 points3 points  (7 children)

I actually was going to come here and comment how confusing and off-putting that was.

[–]ZacPensol 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Really? I thought it was neat, I guess largely because it was done in a way I'd never seen before.

[–]TheAquired 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You’ve never seen it before because every director ever has thought of that idea, then thought “nah that’s the worst idea ever!” And then gone on to figure out an actually good/interesting way to introduce characters and exposition.

Honestly it just did the same thing the rest of the script did, shove information right up my nostrils.

[–]ZacPensol 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Considering that this was never going to be, or try to be, anything other than a regular mindless action flick, I'm not really sure what kind of character development one would be hoping for.

In that segment we learned everything we really needed to know and everything the director felt compelled to tell us - guy, wife, kid, same routine every day, regular middle class struggles. There were very boring ways that could have been communicated to us - man wakes up to alarm and announces to his wife at the breakfast table "Same routine as every day for the last 10 years!", or a more unique artful way like we got. I thought the opening here was clever on its own and deserving of praise although it ultimately didn't do much service to the rest of the film.

[–]TheAquired 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I understand that, perhaps I’m just not the target market too.

But the bits right after on the train, him getting fired etc were all plenty interesting and full of exposition. Just guess I would have rather seen something in the beginning that did do service to the rest of the film (I’m not sure that the fact he’s an ex cop was even mentioned? Can’t remember)

Although I completely agree with us needing to see his family to somehow care about him.

[–]ZacPensol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I suppose too I looked at it less as needing to be an informative piece about who he is and more of a just a cool, stylized intro that dips our feet into the water, while the scenes you mention (getting fired, talking with his buddy at the bar, etc) serve as more exposition.

I hesitate to compare it to this other scene because this one is amazingly well-crafted, but it's sort of like the opening credits to 'Watchmen' which serves in informing us of the world the movie lives in and gives us some little "who is who" information, but nothing of particular depth... really it's just a cool opening while the opening credits play. And as far as that sort of thing goes, I thought what 'The Commuter' had was at least a neat way to set the stage for us.

[–]khromechronicle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I absolutely LOVE movies where they make the audience figure out what they’re seeing. My mind was blown when I realized each cut was a different day. Took me only a few scenes after the bedroom with the alarm clock.

These type of stuff make me appreciate filmmaking.

[–]FearAndGonzo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy next to me (who I didn't know and talked through the whole movie) commented that "this is stupid" during that part.

[–]itsbrittaneybitch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

the beginning was the worst, if i had seen that on tv i would've changed the channel. it reminded me of a lifetime movie

[–]miswak 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I could not get into this movie at all. Nearly fell asleep in the first ten minutes. Liam's character, that I have already seen in his last four or five action movies, just wasn't interesting. I had to eject about half-way through.

[–]cyclops274 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Wasn't a movie like this came out couple years ago in an airplane starring Liam Neeson.

[–]Like_Fahrenheit 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Non-Stop (2014), same director

[–]Alberta_Fire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure they did Run All Night together too. Which was also better than it had any right to be.

[–]BlueLev 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Wasn't a movie like this came out couple years ago set in Germany starring Liam Neeson.

[–]Prax150 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Schindler's List (1993), same director

[–]JakkuScavenger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wasn't a movie like this came out couple years ago set in the desert with some kind of street racing starring Liam Neeson

[–]tacomcnacho 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Something I don't see anyone talking about, and which I think is the only interesting part of this film, is the fact that Liam Neeson has said this will be one of his last action movies.

Apparently, Hard Powder will be his final one. Personally, I hope he sticks with what he said and really does retire from them. I want to see Neeson in more dramatic roles befitting of that buttery voice.

[–]Dulcolax 4 points5 points  (1 child)

He already denied that.

Neeson said he'll keep making action movies as long as he can https://www.avclub.com/liam-neeson-now-says-hell-do-action-movies-until-they-1818967761

[–]Chaot0407 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm ok with that, as long as the movies contain less fist fighting scenes, those are the ones that kinda take me out of it, I mean, how many fucking punches in the face can a man take, especially a man in his 60's??

I think it's way more interesting if he defeats bad guys by outsmarting them, not by taking them on in a fight that wouldn't last a second in reality.

[–]titchygren24 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Who is Prin's actress, though? I don't see it listed. Or the girl with the nose ring, is that Florence Pugh?

[–]MrStealYoGil 2 points3 points  (1 child)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5947964/?ref_=tt_cl_t14 She tells Liam her real name during that "noble" scene.

[–]titchygren24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, but I couldn't find a Sofia anywhere either (well I guess I only looked on Wikipedia)

[–]emersontrotter 20 points21 points  (6 children)

I’m not going to lie, these movies aren’t that great but they sure are fun to watch. They are made to entertain. After watching Non-stop with Neeson on a plane and now this with him on a train I think it would be silly not to see another Liam Neeson movie on a boat. Hopefully that comes out soon.

[–]Knucklehead211_ 10 points11 points  (2 children)

He needs a car feature for the inevitable "Neeson Planes, Tranes and Automobiles DVD 3 Pack" that you'll see on your next long road trip in the Flying J dvd clearance bin.

[–]BlueLev 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Liam Neeson for Fast and Furious.

[–]JakkuScavenger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, he's technically already been in a movie that involves racing.

[–]Yagoua81 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Boat+car at the end of Taken?

[–]panix199 5 points6 points  (1 child)

after a boat i want him to be Neeson in a space ship

[–]msg8r 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Phantom Menace?

[–]Sparticus2 9 points10 points  (4 children)

That movie was more insane than any fast and furious. Nothing made sense. None of the lines felt like they were written for real people. I liked the I'm Spartacus bit at the end. There is so much off about the movie. Pretty much everything law enforcement related was wrong. In no world is an NYPD captain going to take control from FBI agents, especially outside of city limits. No one possesses a scope that gives you friend or foe colors. The best you can do is thermal and that wouldn't work well through a train. I didn't hate the movie, but I wouldn't have paid full price to see it. Thank fuck for movie pass.

[–]LvPollar 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I loved when they released 20 hostages off the train but no one actually left.... they had a magic group of people that weren't on the train in the first place, leave the train and leave us with the exact same 12 people that were on originally.

[–]Nelson_MD 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Dude I am literally laughing out loud at this one. I didn't notice that in the theater, but now that you mention it, they let out like a solid 20 people, and then just cut back like that never even happened. On top of that, why didn't he just release Prim and maybe pretend she is still on the train?

[–]LvPollar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is what I've been asking. Could have made it interesting releasing prim.

[–]Randym1982 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You must have missed the part where the movie turned into a QTE game. Which explained the friend or foe colors. Everything else... I can't explain.

[–]welchie98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is pretty darn good for a January film. I know the movie wasn't great. But I enjoyed it. I really liked the intense action scenes.

[–]JupitersClock 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Oof, this movie was abysmal. Very predictable, phoned in performance from Liam, bad action sequences, terrible CGI, awful writing.

Yikes this movie was baaaaaad. That "I am Spartacus" moment though.

[–]lanismycousin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This movie was a piece of shit but I sort of enjoyed it, lol. Dumb action shut off all critical thinking so you can enjoy the movie sort of a flick.

[–]jivebeaver 4 points5 points  (1 child)

highly entertaining movie. i liken it to a much faster paced, more violent murder on the orient express. especially with the scene near the end when he (indirectly by technical difficulties) gathers the remaining candidates in one car and announces to everyone the situation as a hypothetical, the look on their faces when he says he already took the money was a nice touch and it could have been anyone (i thought it was tony). yes some of the plot and effects are laughable (longest derailment ever), but a lot of things are well done and i didnt find it boring. the opening showing him doing the same thing every day in different context was really neat. slightly disappointed a lot of the mystery or suspense setup didnt pay off, but was fun nonetheless

[–]fort_wendy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Loved murder on the orient

[–]Wizardmer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Suprisingly kind of entertaining for a January movie. An engaging mystery, even if it was mildly predictable. Although it’s surrounded by poor action sequences (wtf was that train derailment sequence?). Payoff isn’t great either.

This has to be Vera Farmiga’s easiest paycheck ever

[–]ascenx 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I just watched it and enjoyed it. So many negative comments about the plot holes in this thread, but I don't think they're deal breakers. This isn't a film for you to philosophize over, but expects you to accept its unreal premises instead. That being said, the ending is a bit too weak, though it's perhaps intended to be so in order to be politically correct neutral enough for PG13. I would have enjoyed it more if Garcia and/or the police chief turns out to be part of the conspiracy as well, and the criminal organization colludes with a large portion of NYPD officers.

[–]SRLob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went because I thought Vera Farmiga looked pretty in the trailer. I liked four minutes of the movie.

[–]VegasKL 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Saw it, it's a typical Neeson action film. Worth the MoviePass, but won't be something you rave about or must watch again. The opening scene was cool, and also sobering as life really does fly by like that.

What I did learn:

  • $100k is mentioned, $10k is received. Unless they have $1000 dollar bills. Are they bitcoining the balance? Because I really want to know.
  • Slight tweak to the script and this could have been "Taken 4: End of the Line."
  • A couple of resistors and an LED = a really obvious tracker.
  • Liam is not affected by pepperspray, apparently.
  • FBI Agents are too lazy to have the New York field office pick up the witness, instead they insist she travels to them with a sketchy undercover FBI tail.
  • The bar scene was basically "let's introduce you to the villian, and the person we want you to think is the villian."
  • Slow emergency response to a train derailment. They wrecked, awoke, and had time for arts and crafts before emergency services showed up. Where-else did you expect a runaway train to crash besides the end of the line?
  • They decoupled the train during the derailment. What was the point? You'd still have the same fate because you didn't slow down at all.
  • NYPD has jurisdiction in Chicago.

[–]leftyknox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

FBI Agents are too lazy to have the New York field office pick up the witness, instead they insist she travels to them with a sketchy undercover FBI tail.

I was thinking about this too since this was a much riskier strategy compared to just picking her up in Manhattan unless they believe the FBI would be targeted too...which isn't really a problem that's effectively mitigated by putting her on a train.

Also, I thought it was cheesy that they either: 1) Trusted this valuable witness to come up with their own code name; or 2) Picked the codename which inspired the witness to look into the source material.

[–]nickvtorres 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Taken 4: End of the Line."

That's Non-Stop

[–]FearAndGonzo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

  • Friend/Foe scopes that see through metal with little shoulder identifiers are things now

[–]JediSamReye2013 3 points4 points  (0 children)

25k was in the bag, where did you see the 10k?

I will also add one for you. How did they arrest three bad guys in front of Neeson's house? How did they know to go there, did the bad guy actually call the local cops for him? No one else was contacted

[–]teawithwho 31 points32 points  (5 children)

A kid behind me in the theater wouldn’t sit in his seat and told his mom “This movie is horrible!”

I sat there stunned. Was he right? Was this movie horrible? Was I blinded by Nostalgia? I collapsed in my seat. The room felt hot and I began to convulse. Everything I ever knew was a lie. Then, I had a realization.

Fuck that kid. This was the best goddamn movie I’ve seen in years. It was absolutely fucking delightful and that little uncultured fuck needs to sit the hell down. I stood up in my seat and turned around.

I yelled “Oh this movie is horrible? I’d love to know why. The narrative may have seemed simple at first, but it quickly turned into an intricate plot and took some risks I never thought a modern movie would. The color grading was to die for. The cinematography has never been so careful in a movie before. A lot of work went into every scene- no every shot- and I guess it was all a waste because you think it’s horrible. Sit the hell down and let me enjoy my goddamn train movie.”

The kid had tears welling in his eyes. His mother said nothing because she knew I was right and was trying to work up the courage to say the same thing to him. The theater erupted into cheers and I said “Now, now, let’s enjoy the cinema.”

The boy stayed in his seat the rest of the movie.

Really good film, 10/10.

[–]msg8r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dilly dilly!

[–]MentalloMystery 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It's amazing that you've posted this in several threads and you keep getting upvotes. Is this an experiment or something?

[–]bob1689321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t know but it’s hilarious.

[–]JeffDenlon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here here!

[–]Control_F 3 points4 points  (0 children)

f***

You wouldn't talk that way around your grandmother would you young man?

[–]mclemon17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I live in Southern California, so all I had to do was sign up on some email lists I found on Google. I would assume there’s not quite as many outside of LA

[–]Patrieauxe 30 points31 points  (1 child)

M U L T I T R A C K D R I F T I N G

[–]wowokc 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I can not wait for the inevitable mashup. I nearly lost my shit when it happened

[–]maaseru 4 points5 points  (2 children)

So Taken on a Train?

[–]analogkid01 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I have had it with this motherfuckin' Taken knockoff on this motherfuckin' train.

[–]VegasKL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can it be a knock-off if it's the same actor?

[–]Yimmajazzi 11 points12 points  (6 children)

It was decent enough but I've seen better train movies. It was typical Liam Neeson. He's got to be getting bored with these by now. Ever since Taken he's been so typecast it's ridiculous. I only saw this one because the place was so crowded and I knew this one wasn't going to be. Wouldn't have seen it if I didn't have a Moviepass.

[–]lanismycousin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Liam Neeson is getting paid millions of bucks to not care that he's getting typecast into the same basic roles over and over. It's either the mentor role or the action dad thing.

[–]BlueLev 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He's got to be getting bored with these by now.

"Hey Liam, want to go to Instanbul (Taken) / France (Taken) / Germany (Unknown)?"

"Sure."

[–]SteveEsquire 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I just watched Schindler's List for the first time this week. Dude is an incredible actor. Hopefully he gets back to roles like that. The Grey, Schindler's List, The Phantom Menace, Taken, even Fallout 3 - he does awesome in every damn one. He might need a new manager or something.

[–]unfurledseas 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I mean he was in Silence a while back which was a pretty damn good one.

I'd assume these are for the paychecks or something.

[–]SteveEsquire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

-_- I literally just saw this and I've been recommending it to everyone. I have no clue how my brain farted there.

[–]Kamwind 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not exactly a typical film, here he is a good parent.

[–]GeraltOfDouche 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This dude keeps making the same movie over and over again.

[–]FerretBueller 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I called Nonstop Tak3n: Takes on a Plane. I call this one Takes on a Plane 2: Takes on a Train.

[–]taclark 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nonstop 2: Never Stop Stoppin'

[–]Chriswiss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Non stop 2 : Electric Bogaloo