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Commuter, The (15)

Action, Crime, Drama

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

The critical consensus

The Commuter never stops for breath, ensuring viewers have no time to question the myriad plot holes.

**(*)(*)(*)James Mottram, The List, 15/01/2018

A sub-Hitchcockian thriller with enough forward momentum to thunder over its many plot holes, The Commuter is a surprisingly enjoyable if instantly forgettable crowd-pleaser that takes the audience for a ride — in more ways than one.

***(*)(*)David Hughes, Empire Online, 16/01/2018

The Commuter is a missed opportunity, a Liam Neeson thriller that starts from an intriguing premise but quickly shoots off the rails as the plot improbabilities and genre clichés pile up.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 17/01/2018

From the incredible Godardian opening sequence to the final cheesy resolution, this is a total delight.

****(*)Elena Lazic, Little White Lies, 17/01/2018

It’s preposterous, of course, but the what-would-you-do conundrum gives it an amusing kick and Neeson’s hollowed out everyman is surprisingly compelling.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 19/01/2018

It is nonsense but it is slick, highly entertaining nonsense.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 19/01/2018

The Commuter is wildly inefficient, lacking basic narrative logic. Yet it’s hard not to derive some pleasure from watching Neeson fling himself about a rickety commuter train (and, in one set piece, precariously close to some train tracks), throwing insults at Goldman Sachs “on behalf of the American middle class”.

***(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 21/01/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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