Liam Neeson is back in yet another action movie which seems perfect for his “Particular set of skills”. Many might think at 60 years of age he may be getting a little bit old to be beating up guys half his age in all out action movies but few will disagree that Neeson always shines in these types of roles. The Commuter is an action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Byron Willinger. Along with Liam Neeson the cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks and Sam Neill. Despite this healthy cast it feels a little like they were all under used as most of them do not command major screen time throughout the movie.The plot can be summed up very quickly as it’s really not that complicated which is not always a bad thing for this genre of movie. Neeson character Michael MacCauley commute to his job as an Insurance manager every day is always the same as he boards the same train and meets the same people almost every day. This day of course turns out to be a little different as Michael meets a woman on the train who promises to pay him $100,000 if he can find someone on the train for her before it makes its final stop at Cold Springs. Things of course do not stay that simple for Michael as his families safety quickly becomes involved as he enters in a race against time.This movie entertains without being brilliant, it’s fast moving with plenty of action which is what we have come to expect from Liam Neeson movies lately. The plot itself is a little hollow in places but not enough to make this a movie bad, it just lacks any real surprises.

Rating 3/5

Bill Tubbritt

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