Last Passenger Blu-ray Review


  • Director ‏ : ‎ Omid Nooshin
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Anamorphic
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 36 minutes
  • Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ English
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Cohen Media Group
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ R (Restricted)
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ June 14, 2022


             Sometimes action movies and thrillers can over-complicate the plot to the point that the elements audiences expect from the genre take back seat. Last Passenger goes the opposite way, providing plenty of thrills in a simplistic story. Perhaps it is a bit too simple because the end comes without any real answers to the villain’s motivations. Although I appreciate the direct approach and the effectiveness of the suspense, the entire endeavor feels a little pointless without any twist or revelation past the second act.


            Last Passenger is a single-location thriller, of sorts, taking place entirely on a late-night train as it travels out of London. Dr. Lewis Shaler (Dougray Scott) is travelling home with his young son, Max (Joshua Kaynama), encountering an assortment of other commuters on his journey. A brief encounter with a young woman named Sarah Barwell (Kara Tointon) on her way home from a night out with girlfriends leads to a flirtation. Both witness blue-collar worker Jan Klimowski (Iddo Goldberg) have an altercation with a well-dressed commuter named Peter Carmichael (David Schofield). Despite their differences, all of them are forced to work together when they discover the train is no longer making stops.


            They discover the train has been hijacked by a man briefly seen by Shaler and attempt to find a way to stop him. That’s about it. There isn’t much more to the film. While some of the ideas to either stop or depart the train are legitimately thrilling, the ending seems to come too abruptly. This ultimately makes Last Passenger forgettable, despite some solid filmmaking along the way.


            The Blu-ray release has several featurettes on various production elements, including the sound design, set design, and visual effects. There is also B Roll footage, sound bites, and the film’s trailer.


    Entertainment Value: 7/10

    Quality of Filmmaking: 6/10

    Historical Significance:  4/10

    Special Features: 6/10

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