Like most of Liam Neeson's collaborations with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night), The Commuter isn't a particularly good movie, but you know what? It is a lot of fun.
Utter nonsense if you apply anything beyond comatose logic to its sub-Hitchcock spate of twists and turns, it's nevertheless enlivened by Neeson's game performance, a solid supporting cast and Collet-Serra's animated direction.
It fully embraces the schlock in act three with a PS2-calibre CGI train derailment and a woefully predictably heel turn, while Neeson somehow manages to stop himself from winking at the audience.
"Best" Moment: In order to protect Prynne, an informant on-board the train who is being targeted by corrupt cop Alex Murphy (Patrick Wilson), the passengers invoke Spartacus as they each declare, "I'm Prynne!" to throw Murphy off the scent. Unbearably corny or totally hilarious? Why not both?
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