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The Commuter” and Critics' Distorted Notion of the Auteur

The New Yorker - 12 Jan 2018
In “The Commuter,” an evening Metro-North train leaves Grand Central Station on the Hudson Valley line. It stops first at Sixty-eighth Street, Eighty-sixth Street, and 110th Street. As any New Yorker knows, this is an utter fiction—the first stop is ...
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Neeson punches things up in 'The Commuter'

Claremore Daily Progress - 20 Jan 2018
In “The Commuter,” directed by returning Neeson collaborator Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop,” “Run All Night”), the people who need punching are on the evening train from Manhattan to Poughkeepsie, which insurance man and former police officer Michael ...
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The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

Chicago Reader - 16 Jan 2018
The Commuter, which is now playing in general release, is top-shelf entertainment, with nail-biting suspense, captivating mystery, and loads of visual imagination. It confirms that Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, Run All Night, The Shallows) is one of ...
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The Commuter Is a Train Worth Catching

The Atlantic - 12 Jan 2018
The Commuter's opening montage is far more artful than one might ever expect from a mid-budget action thriller coming out in January, playing out Michael's daily routine over and over again in a series of cross-cutting scenes. We see him drive to the ...
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Official trailer: The Commuter

Irish Times - 19 Jan 2018
This video also appears in: Liam Neeson: 'I am always saying something . . .' January 19, 2018Liam Neeson never expected to be beating up people on a train at the age of 65 – or still getting into trouble for opening his big Ballymena mouth. More ...
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Film Review: 'The Commuter'

Variety - 29 Dec 2017
That's not necessarily a problem in the Collet-Sera Cinematic Universe, but “The Commuter's” breakneck incoherence — not to mention a generally dour demeanor, shorter on incidental humor than most of the helmer's work — makes it a notch less fun than ...
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Movie review: Hammy action undermines 'The Commuter's' suspenseful story

St. George Daily Spectrum - 15 Jan 2018
THE COMMUTER — 2½ stars — Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern; PG-13 (intense action/violence and language); in general release. “The Commuter” is kind of like an order of cheap takeout tacos. It will get the job ...
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Everyone's a Critic: 'The Post,' 'The Commuter'

Florida Times-Union - 18 Jan 2018
Spielberg directing Hanks and Streep is intimidating enough, but a plot about publishing the Pentagon Papers is as “serious” as it gets. The reason why these three have such outstanding reputations is because they deliver the goods time and again, and ...
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'The Post' vs. 'The Commuter': Your 3-minute new-movie rundown

NOLA.com - 12 Jan 2018
But also waiting in the wings is "The Commuter," the latest Liam Neeson action film in which he plays a man with a "particular set of skills" racing to save his family; and "Paddington 2," a live-action/animated hybrid that should appeal to families ...
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Film reviews: Coco, The Commuter and The Final Year

Independent.ie - 19 Jan 2018
Comeuppance takes an awfully long time arriving in The Commuter, Jaume Collet-Serra's racy thriller set aboard a New York suburban train. Ex-cop Michael MacCauley (Neeson) has just lost his job at a Manhattan insurance company and is on the train home ...
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The Commuter, Paddington 2, The Post, Proud Mary, and I, Tonya

Purcell Register - 18 Jan 2018
For insurance salesman Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson) this day's trip home via commuter train seems just like any other, that is until he's confronted by a mysterious woman (Vera Farmiga) with a hypothetical question. From there Michael finds himself ...
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Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Recap: A Better Life

Vulture - 14 Jan 2018
As we near the end of Electric Dreams, we've gotten oodles of sterile CGI cities, bizarro apocalyptic noir, and pulpy alien paranoia. But we've gotten very little of the ponderous, small-stakes yearning that was Philip K. Dick's hallmark, which is part ...
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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Episode 9 Review: The Commuter

Den of Geek US - 13 Jan 2018
At the center of "The Commuter" is one of those truths that, like the inevitability of death or how much salt they put in Kellogg's Corn flakes, most of us prefer not to acknowledge. In a different life without our kids, we might be happier. We'd have ...
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See or Skip? 'The Commuter,' 'Paddington 2,' 'The Post'

WTNH Connecticut News (press release) - 10 Jan 2018
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — There are a few new releases out this weekend but, of course, before you buy that ticket, it's a good idea to know which ones are worth seeing. 'The Commuter'. This weekend's first big release is the action flick 'The ...

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