The Commuter, 2018 – ★★★

A pulpy bit of fun which evaporates the longer you think about it so don’t. Liam Neeson is surely buying several houses from his second act in show business as the everyman who threatens people down a phone and then kicks ass. The first half reminded me of the early ’90s action films that mixed middle-class anxiety with action; the second half is big boffo set pieces (thought that “one-take” fight sequence with the guitar is very well done). Strange seeing Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in the same film after The Conjuring but here not conjuring anything together. Docked a point for wasting Jonathan Banks. Raised several points for giving the finger to a Gordon Gecko from Goldman Sachs. (That guy should have been thrown out the train on principle.)

Vía Letterboxd – Ted Mills

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