The Commuter (2018) Friday, 10 April 2020

The Commuter (2018)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    What kind of person are you?

  • Starring:

    Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Killian Scott, Florence Pugh, Roland Møller, Dean-Charles Chapman, Clara Lago, Andy Nyman

  • Directed by:

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time:

    104 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot, stabbed, hit by a bus, punched, smacked, elbowed, head-butted, slammed against objects, headlocked, hit, shoulder-charged, kicked, kneed, pepper-sprayed, shirt-grabbed, thrown from a train, near-crushed by a moving train, wrestled, thrown around the carriage, pickpocketed, held hostage. Train derailment, emergency brake pulled, train speeding out of control, train collision. Television and newspaper reports discuss a man's suicide (jumping from building). A character describes witnessing a murder at gunpoint. Bag filled with fake IDs. A man says "they always kill the kid" (Lord of the Flies reference). Blood/gore: Corpse on ground in front of bus, dead bodies on train. Bloody heads, faces, noses, lips, hands, knuckles, cuts, scratches, grazes, objects. Bone-cracking sound heard. Wound-dressing. Man on stretcher, bandages, sling, IV drip.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    (None) A young female argues as her boyfriend tried to forcibly kiss her. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer/pub setting). Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, butt, pee. Name-calling (a**hole, suit, prick, scumbag, sonofab*tch, bastard, etc). Religious exclamations (goddam, Jesus, oh my God, what the hell, Jesus Christ, Jeez, my God, I swear to God, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES:

    Survival, mystery, train travel, commuting, job loss, desperation, observation, clues, responsibility, police corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Job loss/redundancy. Dead father, divorce mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Fast, noisy, breathless, whooshing, whiplash-inducing, enjoyable, over-the-top, diverting, stylish, zippy, pulpy. Classy/solid cast, slick/showy technical credits, superb/character-defining opening sequence; an amusingly ridiculous ride.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Senseless, forgettable, silly. Illogical storytelling, daft set pieces, tone-deaf dialogue.

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