Saturday, 31 May 2014

Movie review - Non-Stop (2014)

Non-Stop (2014) / action, mystery, thriller

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Screenplay by John W. Richardson, Chris Roach and Ryan Engle
Story by John W. Richardson and Chris Roach
Produced by Joel Silver, Alex Heineman, Steve Richards and Andrew Rona
Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Jason Butler Harner, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Linus Roache, Corey Stoll
Trailer: click.

Solid action flick.

Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a Federal Air Marshall with a troubled past. Now he is on a non-stop flight from New York to London. Midway over the Atlantic Ocean, Bill receives text messages on his secure phone stating that someone on the plane will die every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into a specific bank account. But who would blackmail him (is it one of the passengers) or his mind is playing tricks on him?

Startting with negatives. Film has kind of silly reason behind the conspiracy of plotting to high-jack, average script with plot holes and clich├ęs but still realistic and believable enough to keep the movie dramatic and engaging. It's a thriller on a plane that has you think you already know what's up but you might be wrong. Also movie keeps you/audiences guessing throughout whole thing who could it be (right amount of mystery) and does a great job of building tensions. Great pace, a quite solid premise and interesting plot with good acting. Enjoyable thrilling ride! 3/5

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