DVD Non-Stop

DVD Non-Stop
DVD Non-Stop
Run time: 106 min
Rating: 7.1
Genres: Action | Mystery | Thriller
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writers: John W. Richardson, Christopher Roach
Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy
Storyline
Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter’s death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com
Plot Keywords: death, passenger, terrorist, air marshal, wristwatch
Details:
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Release Date: 28 February 2014 (UK)
Box Office
Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $28,875,635 (USA) (28 February 2014)
Gross: $91,439,400 (USA) (16 May 2014)

4 Comments

  1. Absolutely ludicrous Liam Neeson thriller (which is a genre now), but, frankly, it's just a lot of fun. I found myself smiling and giggling at the silliness of it all, but damned if I wasn't enjoying myself the whole time. Neeson plays an air marshal who receives a text shortly after his flight commences that, if a load of money isn't deposited into an untraceable bank account, a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes. The film is clever enough to make it impossible to guess – or, alternatively, you pretty much suspect everyone and hope like Hell they don't pull out the old Liam-Neeson-has-multiple-personalities-and-is-doing-it-himself twist. The film is hilariously convoluted with plenty of plot holes. When the villain is revealed, they say "You'd never believe how easy it all was!" They are correct. I would never believe it. I still quite enjoyed watching it.

  2. I saw an advanced screening of this movie yesterday, and I was absolutely blown away. I had hoped it would be a fun thrill-ride, but I did not expect it to be as exciting and involved as it was.

    My favorite part of this movie, was the fact that it takes a plot that is implausible, and makes it as plausible as possible. You can definitely tell that the writers did their research on air marshals, airplane mechanics, etc. There was not one moment in this film that I was bored, and it was filled to the brim with twists, and turns.

    There definitely is a lot that went into this movie, and even though it'll have you thinking more deeply about the security of airlines, most of all it's just a really, really fun ride.

  3. This surprised me. A thriller on a plane that has you thinking you know all the answers (because we're such expert movie watches), then flips it. Yes, it's a contrived subplot. And the reasoning behind this terrorist act is goofy, BUT…it is a lot of fun. It interweaves a really elaborate set-up that you have to focus on to understand.

    Also, for people who think they're sophisticated in camera motion. Think about that space. The camera moves in (perceived) 360 degrees without a) seeing camera shadow b) camera angle is near impossible with the movements they had. This is visually sophistication that most won't see or care. But it adds a ton to the claustrophobia.

    Julianne Moore is great, as always. Neeson is perfect for this role, but one has to wonder how this behemoth of a guy fits in a airplane bathroom.

  4. "Non-Stop" is an action mystery thriller starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore and is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan). The story takes place 30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean inside of a plane traveling from New York to London. Bill (Liam Neeson) is a Federal Air Marshall with a troubled past. He is assigned to accompany the international flight when things take a turn for the worst and there is an apparent hijacking of the plane. The catch: Bill is being framed. Don't worry though, I haven't spoiled anything you couldn't find in the trailer already. But, while it might sound like you have heard this plot 100 times before just in different settings, you may be in fact incorrect.

    Overall, I actually quite enjoyed this movie, which is not something I was so sure about when I went into it. This movie keeps audiences guessing throughout and is almost like "Whodunit" on a plane. This carries the movie well, advancing the plot and allowing audiences to discover new leads alongside of Bill. You cannot assume anything with "Non-Stop". It does a great job of building tensions and increasing anxiety as the minutes tick by, and as with any mystery you are never sure what is around the next corner.

    With better than expected plot and better than expected technical prowess, Non-Stop is a great movie for action fans who want something a little bit more!

    If you want to read my longer review see it at: http://movieview.org/non-stop-jaume-collet-serra-2014/

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