The Commuter

Jan 04, 18 The Commuter

I have 10 double passes for the preview screening of THE COMMUTER, 6:30pm, Monday 15 January, at Event Cinemas Indooroopilly

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What is your favourite Liam Neeson film?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #TheCommuter, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas JANUARY 18
But see it first, at the preview screening!


In this action-packed, high-concept thriller, Liam Neeson playMichael, an insurance salesman whose daily commute home quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he soon realises he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.

Thanks to StudioCanal



The story puts Liam Neeson through his violent paces for a fourth time, swapping out Non-Stop’s plane for a commuter train and tossing in some financial anxiety for motivation. It’s funny in a way, but packed with a lot of adrenaline and action scenes. The mystery is less a whodunit than a whogotit, the “it” being a bag containing something stolen that the owner is desperate to recover. If you don’t think too hard about why Neeson gets brought in or how the baddies operate or what the point is, you may be able to enjoy it. At least until the final act, when the film goes off the rails.  Liam Neeson is good at what he does best as an aging action star. Vera Farmiga did well as the main villain with a mastermind plan that is setting everything in motion. Patrick Wilson was also decent as Neeson’s friend and an officer. What I did not like about the film is the conspiracy plot seems familiar. A little too familiar like Liam Neeson’s previous films. Overall the plot’s unlikelihood is really excessive but acting is pretty good, as usual when Neeson is involved.



  1. Dixit /

    Taken 1,2 &3

  2. “Taken” is the best! All 3 parts.

  3. Trish /

    I haven’t seen it for years but I do remember really liking Darkman. (Note to self: must find a copy and rewatch)

  4. Hitesh /

    Taken series. Especially the first one.

  5. Esther /

    Schindler’s List

  6. The Grey

  7. the tombstone

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