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

lol this is the worst movie i have seen this year. it deserves 0%. the script is complete nonsense. the acting is so bizarrely bad (Like not just bad acting but uncanny valley as if everyone was a CGI person maybe due to the shitty lighting they chose). some of the camera work and cgi looks like it was made by 3 different directors. it has zero charm to it at all.

the 3rd act is so strange and out of place.

[–]kenz1701 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What happens at the end? who was prin?

[–]LookLikeAWitcher 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]manoelthebarros 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hands down the worst Liam Neeson movie to date. Was I searching for some heavy deep existential journey and decided a LN action flick would be the best option? Do I really need to answer that? It was pointless. The casting was a spoiler itself, the plot was ridiculously unrealistic, full of semi dimensional characters, the cgi was offensive, even the fights were bad (they clearly went to the "you thought LN would beat the shit out of everyone, but ta-daaa, here's some standing waiting for the punch in the face LN for ya" rote, which was really, really, really bad; ok, I enjoyed the guitar bit, I'll give you that). It makes Taken franchise feel like a documentary. For those who care about numbers, here you go: 3/10 (and only because there's some tiny bits of good comic relief here and there).

[–]Wolf333333333333 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I FIGURED OUT THE MOVIE. Movie starts whith scenes where Michael get up every morning and first thing he do is listening the media. And they talk mostly about bad things. Also just before last scene we can see how much media had talked about that accident on train. Joanna and her group... they are not assassins, they don't work for rich people who try to hide evidence. THEY WORK FOR MEDIA. THEY WORK FOR SHADOW GOVERNMENT WHO OWNS MEDIA. Look today media, they talk only about mass murderers, terrorist attacks, wars, killers, Black Chronicle is more then 60% of news today. I dont know how bad news impact us "people" but they do. The point is MEDIA needed some big thing some big accident some big story so people have what to listen. Mass shootings in USA is example. All of those are set up. And that is the point of the movie. Media control people and media always need new stories so they sometimes must make false flags.

[–]Stynat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Do you have any idea how you sound like?

[–]SlapThatSillyWilly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Go easy, he's just come off his meds.

[–]EpicWinningFTW 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I knew the best friend was in on it when he said "don't you have a train to catch?" near the beginning of the movie.

[–]abstergofkurslf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really liked it

[–]twentzy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I came here to see if anyone else noticed this and I can't find any mention of it on IMDb or elsewhere and it's driving me nuts. I'm almost 100% sure the news reporter voice-overs at the end are done by Jeff Goldblum but can't find it mentioned anywhere. Please tell me I'm not the only one who noticed. The first time I caught it was during the helicopter shot during the hostage standoff and then again near the very end when it's all resolved. It's either Goldblum or a voice actor that sounds exactly like him.

[–]babble777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same thing - but his voice is pitched weirdly in the "closing" scene at the tracks, like his voice has been digitally manipulated so it doesn't sound quite exactly like Goldblum...? Eh. I may be reaching.

[–]GabeBlack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Speed 3

[–]NCC-1701B 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I felt like it was straight-up typical Liam Neeson movie. Sit back and watch him kick some ass.

[–]leoguaje7 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Really enjoyed it personally, i really like thrillers that are pretty much set in one location, anyone have any other good ones like that?

[–]Twodogs63 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One of my all time favorites Reservoir Dogs " Most of the movie is in a warehouse " Also any of the Cube series of movies "

[–]webcamz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Snowpiercer (2013) is also set on a train for the entire movie

[–]thelandbountiful 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Murder On the Orient Express" has a very similar feel to it.

[–]argentuned 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The director of The Commuter's previous movies, especially Non-Stop.

Classics like: Rear Window, Rope, Assault on Precinct 13, Hunt for Red October, Speed, Die Hard, Shallow Grave

Some more recent ones: 10 Cloverfield lane, Green Room, Don't Breathe, Panic Room, 127 Hours, The Invitation, Coherence, You're Next, Hard Candy, Phone Booth, The Strangers, Unstoppable (also on a train), Taking of pelham 123 (ditto), rec.

[–]Ijeko 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ever seen the movie 'Exam'? It takes place entirely in one room, I liked it a lot.

[–]welniok 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Can someone tell me how did "the bad guys" know that Walt (Jonathan Banks) was handed a message in the newspaper?

[–]Sarcastic_Mr_Fox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The black man is one of the killer

[–]ARUKET 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thought it was pretty great but fell apart in the third act. I don't know why it had to go off the rails (pun not intended) so hard. The train derailing and blowing up was absolutely insane. You don't need all that to convince me that they would have died if they didn't detach their train car.

It's great fun for what it is, I just think it had a bit too many twists to keep track of, and again, the last act was completely over the top. I loved the first half, wish the second half was able to keep up.

[–]senshi_of_love 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wanted a silly fun action movie of Liam Neeson doing ridiculous things and got my silly fun action movie of Liam Neeson doing ridiculous things.

I had fun, I laughed at how silly and ridiculous it was and was entertained.

[–]andrewcrs 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Saw this movie last night. As some others have mentioned, it's not award winning stuff, but definitely a fun ride alongside some popcorn. Small shout out the firm who developed the credit sequence. Thought it was a really creative way of doing it.

[–]JohnnyFoxborough 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This movie is not gonna win any Oscars. However it is an action flick starring Liam Neeson and that is reason enough to watch it in my opinion. Head to your local cineplex with your SO, grab a bucket of popcorn, don't overanalyze the movie too much and have a couple hours of fun.

[–]rubbucks 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Anybody recall the quote from The Count of Monte Cristo, the book that Vera Fermiga's character is reading at the very end?

[–]videlec2006 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Another question I have ! what is this organisation behind Joanna ,who are they and why Joanna take the same train again at the end ?

[–]fifty-two 4 points5 points  (9 children)

[–]xDrayken 1 point2 points  (3 children)

[–]MBTAHole 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It doesn’t make sense because it is such a convoluted way to deal with the problem...Why not just push her in front of a bus?

[–]xDrayken 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Because then you don't have a well built up scapegoat for the crime dude. Have you even read the comment?

[–]MBTAHole 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why do you need a scapegoat? It’s contrived, illogical, and stupid (though I still liked the movie for what it was)

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[–]crossmr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They shot him accidentally. Liam stole the guys tag.

[–]Awkward_Hippo 15 points16 points  (1 child)

the ending sucked to be honest. Especially Liam's family's reaction... like he just came out of a derailed train after getting in numerous gun fights and supposedly taking 15 people hostage, and the wife is just like "Oh hey honey."

[–]RelaxImAtWork 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Can we talk about how cool that fight scene with the black guy was? I was expecting typical Old Man Neeson quick cuts, but the entire scene was a well executed mix of CGI and long takes that made the whole thing feel really visceral and cool to watch. This movie was exactly what I wanted from Liam Neeson, I just wish it got to the action faster because it was ridiculously awesome.

[–]SashaSyrup 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That was badass.

[–]fort_wendy 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Just came from a screening and checked the discussion for this. Man, you guys have way too high standards. This is exactly what I would expect from a Liam Neeson movie and it delivered well. I would call this top-tier action-suspense B-movie. It's not perfect but it's very polished and the suspense was excellent with the right amount of humor.

I'm glad that I was in a theatre that was reacting to characters doing risky things Prim revealing herself as the witness to Murphy, etc. and applauding after the movie. It was actually fun and edge-of-your-seat engaging.

Not everything has to be a Nolan or a Kubrick or whatever cerebral director. This is a great popcorn flick where you can turn your mind off and enjoy the ride.

[–]JimHaderon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what I'm thinking, man. Everyone's comparing it to other movies and complaining about the plot (which I'm pretty sure at least 90% of them don't understand the basics of) but me and my girlfriend enjoyed it. We just picked a random movie to watch, and were presently surprised at how good it was.

[–]HaichPete 7 points8 points  (1 child)

if source code was half as smart and had liam neeson

[–]FizzleMateriel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Source Code was alright but I don't remember it having the most amazing cerebral storyline.

It had an interesting twist ending that makes sense if you're science fiction genre-savvy, but also seems rather horrifying.

[–]FullContactTwist 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A fast but forgettable film.

[–]ChanceVance 7 points8 points  (2 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.

[–]Aftermath16 8 points9 points  (1 child)

A character actor wouldn’t have been as much of an effective red herring as Sam Neill.

[–]ViolentAmbassador 6 points7 points  (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 4 points5 points  (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 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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...

[–]FizzleMateriel 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?

I'm not sure if they explicitly said that. I do remember Liam Neeson saying, "It's no coincidence that I was chosen."

He figured out that it was never a "social experiment" like Vera Farmiga said, he was always going to be chosen because he was the best passenger to fill the role of figuring out which passenger is Prynne.


A: Someone in the FBI came up with a plan to put her on that train with Neeson and then concocted a plan to have Neeson figure out who she was so that the black guy with the guitar could kill her.

This could also explain how the shadow organization that Vera Farmiga works for knows that Prynne is on the train, because they have a mole in the FBI who knows that Prynne is going to be on the train but doesn't know who they are.


B: It's a coincidence that Neeson happened to be on that train, but not coincidence that he was one of the passengers chosen to find Prynne. Which is how I originally interpreted it when I saw this movie.

If Liam Neeson hadn't been on that train, they would have leveraged someone else to figure out who Prynne was. Probably someone in desperate need of money, of questionable character, and with bad judgment.

Think of the black guy with the guitar who was "contracted" to kill Prynne. If they didn't have someone like Neeson, they probably would have found someone like black guitar guy to pay to figure out which passenger is Prynne.

[–]reallynormal_ 3 points4 points  (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 3 points4 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 4 points5 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 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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

[–]CQME 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]nickvtorres 3 points4 points  (2 children)

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

[–]random_guy_11235 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Late response, but that was exactly my feeling, it had the makings of an interesting thriller if they didn't keep shoehorning in ridiculous action scenes.

Of course that was before we had learned that the entire plot made no sense, but it was still an intriguing beginning!

[–]Calculative 2 points3 points  (3 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.

[–]FizzleMateriel 2 points3 points  (2 children)

If you liked her in this then you should see her in Source Code and Up In The Air.

[–]Calculative 0 points1 point  (1 child)

oh thank you!

[–]argentuned 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Check out the tv show Bates Motel. It's based on Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock but it's more of a psychological thriller show and Vera carries the whole show.

[–]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 5 points6 points  (2 children)

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?

[–]nickvtorres 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That one-shot-edited fight was the shit

Totally makes up for the fence jump in Tak3n

[–]momalloyd 1 point2 points  (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 2 points3 points  (4 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.

[–]JohnnyFoxborough 5 points6 points  (3 children)

It totally deserves a 54. I don't know what you're thinking.

[–]EffectiveFilm 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Nah man, the cluster fuck that was the opening credits get a point deducted

[–]random_guy_11235 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think his point was that 100 points may be a BIT more than is strictly necessary for a movie grading scale.

[–]EffectiveFilm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I understood, which is why I made a joke

[–]Guroga 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Didn't expect multitrack drifting in this movie.

[–]Wulfsimmer 3 points4 points  (3 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 2 points3 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 5 points6 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 7 points8 points  (3 children)

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

[–]FizzleMateriel 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They did establish early on that Liam Neeson used to be a cop, so I was willing to look past that.

[–]Ghost-Mech 0 points1 point  (0 children)

is this a pun or am i overthinking it

[–]Stiglisausage 2 points3 points  (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 1 point2 points  (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.

[–]Fools_Requiem 3 points4 points  (1 child)

"I'm Spartacus!"

nuff said

[–]momalloyd 2 points3 points  (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 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Theres a reason it is a January movie.

[–]ImSuperObjective2 17 points18 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 10 points11 points  (7 children)

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

[–]leungss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

crappy movies?? you know movies like Taken made him more famous, right?

[–]mikeweasy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ScorchG 21 points22 points  (1 child)

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

[–]fprosk 10 points11 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 1 point2 points  (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 2 points3 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.

[–][deleted] 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 3 points4 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 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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

[–]CQME 11 points12 points  (1 child)

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.

[–]random_guy_11235 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very late response, but I agree! It was like that was taken out of a far better movie.

[–]juicyjosh19 9 points10 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 9 points10 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 7 points8 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 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]throwaway1990marry 3 points4 points  (7 children)

This was the worst movie I have seen in theaters.

[–]TheDemonator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I took a guy from a group home I worked at years ago to a movie titled "redline" I don't think I have ever watched such a shallow movie... It was over and I was like heh...okay.

Bahaha I'm cracking up....that was rated about how I remembered it years ago... 4/10 imdb 0/100 rt


[–]WDWCastMember 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You must not have seen a lot of movies.

[–]muad_dibs 2 points3 points  (2 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.

[–]TheDemonator 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I"m surprised it has stayed in the theater as long as it had. It must be showing well of they have an agreement for so many showings.

Molly's Game quickly left theaters!

[–]muad_dibs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Molly's Game was kind of limited on release. We had to kind of go out of our way to find a theater showing it. It was pushed back a few times as well. It was a good movie though.

[–]NateM135 6 points7 points  (1 child)

If you think this is bad don't watch downsizing

[–]TheDemonator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That fuckin' movie...marketed as something completely different. I walked out basically like "Well...that definitely wasn't what I was expecting but I'm not really sure what I was expecting..."

I suggested is as a hard pass on facebook and a couple people were like we should have listened and others who don't usually chime in were like duude...totally agree.

[–]bard0117 8 points9 points  (4 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  (3 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  (2 children)

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.

[–]FizzleMateriel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also, I might be mistaken, but I think Patrick Wilson also shot him in the foot?

[–]Fools_Requiem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very Die Hard-like.

[–]BetaAlex81 3 points4 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  (1 child)

... 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.

[–]JohnnyFoxborough 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Boy I sure hope not. I wouldn't mind seeing him as a nursing home resident fighting back against abusive caretakers.

[–]couldabeenawolf 3 points4 points  (2 children)

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

[–]Aftermath16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”

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

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

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

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

[–]mikeweasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Bukdiah 7 points8 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 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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

[–]Bukdiah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Chaot0407 7 points8 points  (6 children)

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

[–]Fools_Requiem 1 point2 points  (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 3 points4 points  (3 children)

CGI Neesons was hilarious.

[–]invincible777 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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

[–]Prax150 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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.

[–]Ghost-Mech 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i only noticed one cgi edit point but i didnt mind because was enjoying the non shakey cam liam neeson fight so much

[–]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 -2 points-1 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 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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

[–]THEBEAST666 12 points13 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  (12 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?

[–]GregorF92 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'm thinking they knew the witness was going by "Prin" but they didn't know exactly who it was.

[–]OzoneLyra 0 points1 point  (3 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.

[–]Ghost-Mech 0 points1 point  (2 children)

they know the suspect had the codename prin they just didnt know who it was

[–]OzoneLyra 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Right, but how do they manipulate someone to get on a specific train at a specific time with just a codename.

[–]Ghost-Mech 0 points1 point  (0 children)

my headcannon would be an intercepted message, possibly something in text, alsp they didnt plan for her to be on the train they just know she was going to meet up with an agent at the train station

[–]larsbellarica 7 points8 points  (0 children)

because they needed liam neeson to be in the movie

[–]ZacPensol 6 points7 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 4 points5 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 16 points17 points  (4 children)

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

[–]woodrowwilsonlong 7 points8 points  (0 children)

At first I thought The Commuter made no sense and I wrote down a bunch of questions concerning different plotholes. After thinking about it for a while I was able to answer every question without straying too much from the information presented in the movie.

The commuter questions:

Who exactly are the bad people?

Some generic Illuminati group that has its hands on dirty cops, corrupt politicians and the like

Why did they kill enrique?

He had some information on them and was unwilling to follow their instructions

Why does Prynne have to be killed in such a roundabout way? Why can’t the Illuminati just pop her like they did to everybody else? Why didn’t the spooky girl (Joanna) just tell Liam Neeson who to kill? How did they know Prynne was on that train and not who she was?

The Illuminati only knew one thing about Prynne. She was going to be taking that train at that time to that stop to meet Garcia. This is because that was the plan she set up with Garcia. They monitored Prynne’s communication with Garcia somehow but were unable to compromise the integrity of the information. Garcia himself had no idea who Prynne was. We can assume she was going to reveal herself to him at the train stop by using her code name.

What was the guitar guy’s purpose in the whole ordeal?

Guitar guy was more likely to follow the Illuminati’s orders to a T and potentially was an easier loose-end to kill off after the fact. But he wasn’t smart enough/not knowledgeable enough to figure out who Prynne was. That’s why they decided to use a regular commuter on that train as a tracker.

Was the FBI guy on the train related to primm? Why was he so confrontational with liam neeson?

FBI guy was probably a friend of Garcia’s and Garcia was the one who gave him his job. He was to monitor the train and stop any funny business from happening. He didn’t know who Prynne was but it was likely he could help her survive just by being there and knowing there was potential danger.

Why did the guitar guy become confrontational with Liam Neeson?

Guitar guy was a little unhinged. Maybe he was thinking of turning on the Illuminati. Maybe he thought Liam Neeson was going to kill him after the job was done. He has no idea how deep Liam Neeson is in the Illuminati and he is trying to look out for himself.

[–]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 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They didn't know who pryne was