Liam Neeson is back. But he is in hurry. As The Commuter he has just one hour to protect a running train from catastrophe.
THE COMMUTER – THE STORY
The insurance broker Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson) commutes every day from a tranquil suburb to the vibrant Manhattan.
However, one day everything changes. A mysterious woman named Joanna (Vera Farmiga) makes Michael a hypothetical offer. She tells him, that he could get a great reward, when he could find a special passenger until the train reaches the final station. Joanna reveals Michael that the stranger carries something very valuable in the bag.
First amused, Michael recognizes quickly that it’s much more than a game. Joanna states quite unequivocally, that she holds sway over not only the passengers, but also the life of Michaels family.
Now, under pressure, there remain just some stops for Michael to find a solution or the mysterious stranger in the train.
A DREAM TEAM – LIAM NEESON & JAUME COLLET-SERRA
Meanwhile, The Commuter is the third cooperation between the charismatic Irish super star and the Spanish filmmaker. Already before, they excited the audience with blockbusters like Unknown Identity (2008) and Non-Stop (2014). Now, they bring the term “action thriller” to the next level.
Once more, the Oscar-winning actor shows that he doesn’t intends to retire. With his unique charisma and expressiveness, he convinced the audience in completely different movies like Schindler’s List, the Taken triology, A Monster Calls, Unknown, Star Wars, to name just a few.
This time, the Irish actor leads the audience through a train full of foreign people. From a nurse to an investment broker, from a college girl to a musician, these people are totally different. Liam Neeson assumes the role as The Commuter perfectly and motivates to co-actors to show their best. Moreover, Neeson appears authentic and credible in every second.
THE COMMUTER – DVD REVIEW
Once more, The Commuter is an entertaining thriller full of action. Moreover, it’s a puzzle which reminds of the ingenious movies of Alfred Hitchcock. So, until the end, it’s not clear who is the sought person. Furthermore, the cast plays together perfectly. Except some scenes, which are a bit over the top, the visual effects are great as well as the action itself. Thus, find out by yourself, which kind of person you are and if you can find the sought stranger. The Commuter is one of two VALEUR DVD tips this week.