Friday, February 28, 2014

Non-Stop

Rated PG-13 / 1 hr 46 min / Action - Mystery - Thriller

What is it about?

Liam Neeson plays an air marshall who has been assigned to a non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. In the early morning hours he gets a text. One of the passengers on the plane is threatening to kill one passenger every 20 minutes unless they put $150 million in a specific account. Liam is left to pick up the pieces and try to figure out who the passenger is. To make matters worse the account that the terrorist wants the money transferred to is under the air marshall's name. Now most people think he is the terrorist.

You will like it if...

You like smart thrillers. The twists and turns in this movie are fantastic. For most of it the script is very well written. It keeps you guessing throughout. Neeson is flawless and Juliann Moore is a capable copilot for the ride. Most of the rest of the cast is average at best, but they don't matter much until the end of the movie. That is where everything that was great about this movie falls apart. The reasoning behind the attack is almost silly. Also towards the end gravity and the laws of physics don't seem to apply to Liam's character. The director decided the fight scenes should be shot in the extreme close up where you can't tell what is actually happening. I found this one to be highly entertaining, and one of the best movies starring Liam Neeson since Taken. I was just disappointed with how they squandered the great set up with a subpar ending.

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