Sunday, March 16, 2014

Movie Review: "Non-Stop" (2014)

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Movie"Non-Stop" (Click here to buy "Non-Stop" on Blu-Ray/DVD/UltraViolet combo)
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is on another routine transatlantic flight. He suddenly gets a text message on his secure phone from an unknown person telling him they will kill one person on his flight every 20 minutes unless $150 million is wired into their account number. He brushes it off as a prank but makes contact with the other Federal Air Marshal on the flight, Jack Hammond. When people start to die, Marks realizes the threat is real, and more trouble arises when it turns out the account the money is supposed to be wired to is in his own name. He is clearly being set up to take the fall, and he must prove his innocence, capture the terrorist, and try and save the plane.

Surprisingly, this movie is pretty awesome! It's actually quite thrilling to watch and keeps the audience guessing until the very end. It is filled with intense situations that keep audiences on their toes. As two members of society who don't like flying, this is just more fodder for our "WHY WE DO NOT FLY" list. The special effects are done really well and this only adds to our overall enjoyment of this movie. There's a lot of close-quarters ass-kicking, which makes it fun to watch unfold on the big screen. If you get the chance, this is definitely a "watch in the theater" type of movie.

Liam Neeson has proven himself to be one badass mofo when it comes to starring in action flicks. This might be my personal favorite. At 6' 4", he's an intimidating force and yet somehow manage to calm people with his soothing, luscious Irish accent. Julianne Moore is always wonderful but this movie makes you question her character. She plays this role really well and is a great "sidekick" to Neeson. It's also nice to see OSCAR AWARD WINNING ACTRESS (and relative queen) Lupita Nyong'o getting more roles, though she's not featured much in this film. I hope to see much more of her in the years to come. Also, it's good to see Michelle Dockery getting more mainstream roles in film since her stint as Lady Mary on "Downton Abbey" is coming to a close sometime in the not too distant future.

Overall, "Non-Stop" has a great cast (with the suave Liam Neeson, of course it is), and awesome action, boasts a good story with gripping thrills, has an interesting message, and still makes us want to fly -5%. I'll drive my ass across the country if I have to.

My Rating: 7.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 7.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 60%
Do we recommend this movie: Yes!


  1. Could have been a lot worse, or better yet, a lot more boring, but somehow, it wasn't. Good review Lolo.

    1. Agreed, and I am happy with how it played out after all was said and done. Thanks for reading, Dan, love your blog!