The Commuter (2018)
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Very paint by numbers; nothing special.
The Commuter starts out as a Hithcockian thriller in which Liam Neeson, a former police detective and down-on-his-luck insurance salesman, is given a strange mission by a shadowy group while commuting back home on his usual train - I.D. someone for people (and results) unknown. Intriguing enough, and as the stakes keep rising, it seems like the mission becomes more and more impossible. (Really, if these people weren't sinister, this would almost feel like a Mission: Impossible recruitment job.) By the third act, the thriller has become an action film, with some reasonably exciting sequences (but so-so CG). As is often the case in these kinds of flicks, willing suspension of disbelief may become necessary. The train goes through at least one wide plot hole - namely that the bad guys are so omniscient, you wonder why they need Neeson's character at all - but maybe the revelations at the end fill it up adequately. Sometimes it's predictable, sometimes it isn't, but mostly, it's a thrill ride you're happy to go on, and the end of the line is satisfying.
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