The Commuter 1.0 stars

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Synopsis

The opening may have you wondering if you’ve walked into the wrong theater as it presents the same household morning scenario again and again with minimal variation: is this some kind of arty drama about the perils of middle-class existence? Nah, it’s just director Jaume Collet-Serra playing around with a pretext of context before he puts Liam Neeson through his violent paces for a fourth time, swapping out Non-Stop’s plane for a commuter train and tossing in some financial anxiety for motivation. It’s fun for a while, as Neeson’s ex-cop starts to shake off 10 years of insurance work and get back to his real self: observant, resourceful, and inhumanly tough. (Go ahead, knock him silly as many times as you like. He’ll be right as rain in two ticks.) The mystery is less a whodunit than a whogotit, the “it” being a bag containing something stolen that the owner is desperate to recover. If you don’t think too hard about why Neeson gets brought in or how the baddies operate or what the point is, you may be able to enjoy yourself. At least until the final act, when the film goes off the rails. Like a train might do.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 44 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall. 760-945-1365

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8 p.m.

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    2:35 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    1:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    2:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:50 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    12:05 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    12:05 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:40 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:25 p.m.

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    2:05 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA. 951-699-4970

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:10 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11:10 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:20 p.m.

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m.

  • Friday, Jan. 26

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Saturday, Jan. 27

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Sunday, Jan. 28

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Monday, Jan. 29

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 1

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:45 a.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11:45 a.m., 3:45 p.m.

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 760-603-8638

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    12:10 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    12:10 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:15 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

The LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego. 619-566-0069

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 800-326-3264

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    10:15 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    10:15 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Reading Grossmont Center

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 800-326-3264

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    10:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    12:20 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    12:20 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:05 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11:05 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    1:30 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    1:30 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:25 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11:25 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11:25 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11:25 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    1:25 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    1:25 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. 619-685-2841

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    10 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    10:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego. 800-326-3264

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24

    2:10 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

    2:10 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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