Non-Stop Review

Taken on a plane? Well sort off. Non-Stop does explore a very interesting post 911 concept which shows the reality of today – that 911 hasn’t been forgotten yet.

Let’s find out if Non-Stop lives up to “new” action star Liam Neeson’s previous work.

The Plot

Global action star Liam Neeson stars in NON-STOP, a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account.

Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. NON-STOP, which reunites Neeson with UNKNOWN director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver, co-stars Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore.

The Verdict

It’s interesting how Liam Neeson has become an action star at the age of 61 and all this because of Taken. Well, Non-Stop is no Taken but it is directed in sleek fashion. As always the plot is subjective, it doesn’t have to be over realistic because it is an action thriller after all.

With an actor like Liam Neeson, you shouldn’t have a problem drawing in crowds but he doesn’t quite portray the hero in the same way he usually does. This time his “Bill Marks” character is greatly flawed with loads of issues and a drinking problem. I don’t want to give away too much but his problems blow up in his face and go against him in the film.

It’s got all the elements needed for one of those “switch off your brain” movies, perfect for a Friday or Saturday night out. Humor, plot twists all to keep you at the edge of your seat.

I think what audiences will probably find most appealing are the short bursts of “Taken-like” action which lets face it, we all love the guy with a certain set of skills. Well he does show up and that’s when the movie really gets interesting.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

With the ever-watchable Liam Neeson on leading man duties – “Non-Stop” is a perfect guilty pleasure. So what if the plot makes little sense?

 Non-Stop opens in cinemas 27 Feb 2014

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