By Benjamin Lemley | USA
‘The Commuter’ was released in theaters this weekend. The thriller starring Liam Neeson, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, got very mixed reactions from audiences. People I have spoken with have either loved it or hated it, much like ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. I definitely understand the audience split, but I also think that the reality of this movie’s quality is more moderate than good or bad. So, let’s break it down.
Movie Rating: 7.5/10
So, I think this movie had a lot of potentials. When I saw the trailer for the first time it seemed like exactly the movie I wanted to see. It seemed very suspenseful, but also filled with plot twists and mystery. In reality the movie followed through on most of my expectations. I think the plot and the turns it takes are very well done. This is where the movie goes very well.
In contrast, this movie fails in the crazy action sequences, with dramatic build-up, that ultimately leave Michael, the main character, right where started. These scenes contributed almost nothing to the plot. I understand this movie was made for the scenes of Liam Neeson jumping between trains, but it’s not why I was their. So here is how I will finish:
If you are going to this movie for an interesting plot, or a thriller for your brain, this experience might fall a little short.
Otherwise, this is a truly amazing movie. I think it was executed very well, and will likely be one of the best movie of this month.