While mid-flight, air marshal Liam Neeson receives a strange text, telling him that the plane he's on will be hijacked. Now he has to figure out who is the real threat and stop them from harming the other passengers and crew.
1 hr 50 mins
After receiving a series of threatening text messages, demanding that the AquaAtlantic airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account, Bill Marks (Liam Neeson), an air marshal, springs into action during a transatlantic flight.
The challenge of this movie lies in its similarity to other airplane-based films. In recent years alone, we’ve seen zombies, terrorists, rappers, and snakes cruising 40,000 feet in the air. So what makes Non-Stop so different?
The drama is sufficient. The movie takes some liberties with the availability of an internet network and texting while flying overseas. Viewers will spend the majority of the movie trying to figure out who the “bad guy” is, and at some point they’ll even wonder if it’s Liam Neeson himself.
The texting effects are well done. Each time Marshal Marks receives a text, it pops up on the screen for the audience to read along with him. This adds an interesting aspect to the storytelling.
There is some violence in the film along the lines of Passenger 57. The language isn’t as off-putting as other films in the genre. When the true identity of the “bad guy” is revealed, viewers will probably be saying, “Oh, that guy!” But it isn’t overtly obvious throughout the movie.
If you are looking for a good ‘ol action film, Non-Stop won’t disappoint.
+ Fast-paced movie with a few interesting plot twists
+ Relatively family-friendly
-A few inconsistencies with minor plot points.