Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Stop This Crazy Train I Want to Get Off

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Stop This Crazy Train I Want to Get Off

Article excerpt

THE COMMUTER Cert 15, 105 mins WOULD you do something you knew was wrong for a shedload of money? Er, ask Liam Neeson. He's been striding through duff action thrillers ever since Taken. He probably wrestles with his conscience every time he needs the cash.

In his latest collaboration with Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night), he plays an ex-NYPD cop. Now an insurance salesman, Michael has been financially broken by the 2008 crash. He's living "hand to mouth" in a huge house. Having sent his kid to private school. Could things get any worse? One day, our hero goes into his Manhattan office and gets sacked. On the train home he meets classy dame Joanna (Vera Farmiga), who offers him $100,000. All he has to do is work out which of the passengers is somebody called Prynne.

Michael takes the money and immediately regrets it, though naturally he's up to the job. In a series of fights with much younger men, it's Michael 3 Whippersnappers 0. …

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