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The Commuter (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
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A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

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Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Gross USA:

$20,990,529, 19 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,642,534, 19 January 2018
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Trivia

The second film to feature Vera Farmiga and an incident on a commuter train. The other being Source Code (2011). See more »

Goofs

The "Hudson North" commuter train was a veiled representation of the actual Metro North trains than run from Grand Central Station in New York City to Westchester County. These trains go directly from Grand Central Station and make only 1 stop in Manhattan, 125th St. Mike's train made several stops in Manhattan which could only have been made by the Lexington Avenue subway line before reaching 125th St. In addition there is no commuter train stop at Yankee Stadium. See more »

Quotes

Michael MacCauley: What have you done to my wife and son?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are done in the style of a train map. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Paddington 2/The Commuter (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Mirror
Performed by Public Access TV
Written by John Eatherly
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Issued under licence from Universal Music Publishing Ltd/Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Fun movie, worth seeing on a big screen with big sound
12 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Neeson creates a likable, sympathetic character. This is necessary for the heightening of tension, which screws on inexorably until you just don't see any way out for him.

The camera-work was particularly masterful - creative, meticulous, thought out to a granular level. There are two particular action-pieces towards the climax that are breathtaking, at least one of which looks like (but surely isn't) a single, extended take. The camera defines space and gravity, and is part of the expeience.

Yes, there are some credibility straining factors. But it is after all a movie, not a procedural. On the other hand, there are some very neat surprises.

Glad we saw it!


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