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Liam Nesson, Julianne Moore


February 28, 2014

Jaume Collet-Serra

Universal Pictures

1 hour 47 minutes



Ever since the events of 9/11, the government has been more cautious and prone to heavy security when it comes to the safety of their passengers on planes.  "Non-Stop" plays along with that idea, showing what could happen if an Air Marshall is threatened by an unknown terrorist at 20,000 feet in the air on an aircraft with 150 passengers and crew members.  Liam Nesson, of course, plays the emotionally damaged Air Marshall trying to save the people on the plane from impending doom.  While the trailer might suggest a generic action thriller with lots of predictability, "Non-Stop" instead dances with our expectations and becomes a lot more unpredictable, and a lot more thrilling, than one would expect.

The movie runs a little slow at times, and some of the characters in this film are written poorly, but all of that can be counted as minor flaws as this film is surprisingly really good.  Liam Nesson gives it his all here, and he's really solid overall.  Julianne Moore is also quite good here playing the person who happens to be sitting next to Nesson on the flight.  If you think she's the terrorist behind the whole plane takeover, well, you're gonna want to think again.  In fact, the whole buildup to who the terrorist really is is actually engaging and keeps you guessing.  And when the villain is eventually revealed, you can understand why he or she is doing what they're doing.  And that alone makes me recommend this film.  "Non-Stop" is action-packed, thrilling, and, well, full of non-stop fun.  Definitely check this movie out if it's at a local Redbox or On Demand, and watch it with a bunch of buddies.

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