Non-Stop: Conspiracy in the Air

Hello everybody! Today we have Liam Neeson’s latest film, Non-Stop.

NON-STOP

DIRECTOR: Jaume Collet-Serra

STARRING:  Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong’o

GENRE: Mystery-Thriller

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States, France

Bill Marks is a former cop who after dealing with his daughter’s death by drinking, is now an air marshal. While on a flight from London to New York, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is deposited to an off shore account within 20 minutes someone will die. He tries to tell the other air marshal, Hammond but Hammond doesn’t believe him.

Ever since I saw the first trailer for Non-Stop, I was hooked. I really like Liam Neeson as an actor and I don’t know what it is, but I like films set on planes. I mean even the really shitty ones (I’m looking at you, Snakes on a Plane). Anyway, Non-stop did not disappoint,at least on Liam Neeson’s and Julianne Moore’s parts. The writing was actually quite decent, it hooked me and kept me interested to try and figure out who the hijackers were the entire time. I also really enjoyed the filmmakers use of text messaging and IM as integral to the plot. Nice!

I was disappointed in the supporting cast of Non-stop by a large margin. Their performances were mediocre at best, yet it wasn’t totally detrimental to the plot. I expect hijackers and hostages to be horrible actors. The ending was unfortunately obvious, as at the beginning of the third act I had figured out who was behind. Lastly, just a preference here, I don’t feel that Liam Neeson killed enough people in this film.

PROS:

  • Liam Neeson’s performance.
  • Julianne Moore’s performance.
  • Thought out and entertaining plot.
  • Cool use of text messaging and IM.

CONS:

  • One-dimensional supporting characters.
  • Obvious ending.
  • Liam Neeson doesn’t kill enough people.

SCORE: 7.0 / 10

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