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Non-Stop (2014)

Director:
Jaume Collet-Serra
COUNTRY
United Kingdom/
France/USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Non-Stop
RUNNING TIME
106 minutes
Producer:
Joel Silver
Alex Heineman
Steve Richards
Andrew Rone
Screenwriter:
John W. Richardson
Chris Roach
Ryan Engle


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
William "Bill" Marks Liam Neeson
Jen Summers Julianne Moore
Nancy Hoffman Michelle Dockery
Zack White Nate Parker
Captain David McMillan Linus Roache
Tom Bowen Scoot McNairy
Austin Reilly Corey Stoll
Gwen Lloyd Lupita Nyong'o
Jack Hammond Anson Mount
Dr. Fahim Nasir Omar Metwally
Agent Marenick Shea Whigham

 

Review

Liam Neeson stars with unsubtle drive in this high-octane suspense film about a possible high-jacking aboard a transatlantic flight. Although the film doesn't have much to offer in terms of afterthought, and will probably pass you by like a plane overhead, it maintains an incredible tension for its entire running time, inviting you to non-stop (sic) puzzles and perils and playing on your entire emotional register. Director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Unknown) finds a vein of realism in an otherwise unlikely situation; he's concerned with how real people would think and act in a situation like this, and this is why Non-Stop works so well, because the entire effect of the film is putting the audience in the same situation as the people on this plane. Liam Neeson may be about to typecast himself (Taken, Unknown, Taken 2, etc.), but he's one of those performers who seem more authentic the more extreme the situation is, which incidentally is ideal for this part.

Copyright 30.3.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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