Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Non Stop (2014)

Liam Neeson is the John Wayne of the 21st century. For his audience he does not make a bad movie.  He really broke through with Schindlers List, but it was Taken that made him iconic. This movie like Known has a very Taken flavor. I did not recognize any other actors in this movie. Michelle Dockery is very well known to Downton Abbey fans, in a very similar movie and role (Executive Outcome)Halle Berry was more compelling. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is no more than a placeholder here.

Jaume Collet-Serra has directed a handful of movies Known and Non-Stop amongst them. He is someone to watch. You cant take your eyes off the screen for a second in Non Stop, he keeps the atmosphere tense and suspenseful right to the end.

Rotten Tomatoes gave it sixty percent with lots of criticism for the plot. I disagree its hard to bring something new to a two hour movie that takes place at 35,000 ft. While this movie does not quite soar, it is a superior effort all round.

Four Stars


  1. I'm not a Neeson fan, but I have been looking forward this, despite airplane movies being very predicable. BTW, watch The Lego movie. Once my blog is back up an running, I plan to do an indeph analysis of the film. Its smart and funny and Liam Neeson totally owned it. His comic timing is amazing.

    1. Thanks Yahya I will check out Lego movie, as you can see from my Avatar I am a fan.

  2. Yep, we basically agree. Like you said, you enjoyed it a little more, but overall, it was a very good movie that I am glad that I watched.