insurance salesmans routine daily
commute home is interrupted by a
mysterious stranger who leaves him
with no choice other than to become
involved with a deadly game to discover
the identity of an unknown fellow
passenger, leading to his reluctant
involvement with a criminal conspiracy
in the edge-of-your seat thriller The Commuter...
BEGINNING A NORMALLY UNEVENTFUL journey home by train, insurance salesman
Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson: Taken) is about to find that a distressing
day where he has lost his job, is about to get worse.
Unsure how to tell his wife Karen (Elizabeth McGovern) about his unexpected
unemployment, Michael boards the train only to find his wallet and phone was
stolen in the station. Unaware of the frightening events that are about to occur,
he catches up with fellow commuters Walt (Jonathan Banks: television's Breaking
Bad) and Tony (Andy Nyman) and considers how he can manage to pay the college
fees of his son Danny (Dean-Charles Chapman).
A tense and exciting
action thriller with
his surprise, he is approached by mysterious stranger Joanna (Vera Farmiga:
The Conjuring; The Departed), who has a seemingly-attractive proposition
for him. Joanna knows who he is and offers him an opportunity to solve his looming
For one hundred thousand dollars, she says, all he has to do is to identify
an unknown passenger before the train reaches the last stop; but he is given
no further information other than that the person will be carrying a bag and
using a particular name.
At first tempted, Michael quickly comes to realise that the deal will involve
him in a dreadful crime as his subsequent reluctance to fulfil the bargain is
met with threats to his family and a horrific show of the violent lengths the
people behind Joanna will go to in order to force him to comply they
appear to have eyes everywhere and Michael is unsure of whom he can trust.
Given no choice other than to be seen to be following their demands, Michael
must use his skills as a former police detective to uncover the mystery while
dealing with unexpected twists and turns or face the deadly consequences that
await him, his family and his fellow passengers.
As he races against time, Michael is feeling the backlash of the deadly plot
that will see him caught up a frantic life-and-death struggle in this engrossing
mystery conspiracy with powerful action sequences.
A tense and exciting action thriller with amazing effects, The Commuter
is the perfect vehicle for the formidable action sensation that is Liam Neeson!
Liam Neeson and Director Jaume Collet-Serra team up once again after working
together on Run All Night and Non-Stop.
The Commuter also features: Sam Neill (Jurassic Park series) as
Captain Hawthorne; Patrick Wilson (television's Fargo) as Lt Alex "Murph"
Murphy; Killian Scott as Dylan; Clara Lago as Eva; Roland Moller as Jackson;
Ella-Rae Smith as Sofia; and BAFTA 2018 Rising Star nominee Florence Pugh (Lady
MacBeth) as Gwen.
Music is by Roque Banos; Director of Photography is Paul Cameron ASC; Story
is by Byron Willinger & Philip de Blasi; Screenplay is by Byron Willinger &
Philip de Blasi and Ryan Engle; Executive Producers are Juan Sola, Jaume Collet-Serra,
Ron Halpern and Didier Luper; Produced by Andrew Rona, pga and Alex Heineman,
pga; and Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows).
Described as "exceptionally entertaining", The Commuter is available
on Digital Download from 14 May 208 and on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD in the
UK on 21 May 2018. Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 104 Minutes Approximately.
Extras: Liam Neeson Interview | Making of Featurette.
"A tense and exciting action thriller with spectacular effects" ****
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"A bare-knuckle thrill ride that never lets up" **** JOE.co.uk
"Neeson doing what he does best once again" ****