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Film Review: ‘The Commuter’ is a Fun, Butt-Kicking Good Time

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CHICAGO – Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a good old Liam Neeson ass-kicker… and “The Commuter” fits that bill. It asks, damn near requires, you to leave your brain safely at the station, but it moves too fast that you don’t have much time to think about it. It’s ludicrous, dumb and fun entertainment for January.

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Neeson is an ex-cop this time, now selling life insurance to try to put his kid through college. But he’s just lost his job, and after putting away enough liquid courage he boards his usual train home to tell his wife. He’s accosted by a pretty and well dressed woman (Vera Farmiga) who offers him a proposition. Find a passenger on the train, and he’ll get 100 thousand dollars in cash. Otherwise, all bets are off and his wife and son might not live through his commute home. So Neeson once again uses his particular set of skills to fight baddies, and find a mystery passenger, all in the confines of a commuter train.

”The Commuter” opens everywhere January 12th. Featuring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Elizabeth McGovern, Patrick Wilson and Sam Neill. Written by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi and Ryan Engle. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Rated “PG-13”

StarContinue reading for Spike Walter’s full review of “The Commuter”

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Liam Neeson in ‘The Commuter’
Photo credit: Lionsgate

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