Friday, September 25, 2015

Non-Stop (on DVD)

Non-Stop [DVD Non]

Liam Neeson is terrific, as always, in this claustrophobic action thriller from 2014. Neeson plays Bill Marks, a U.S. Air Marshall on a transatlantic flight from New York to London, who begins receiving mysterious text messages on his phone, threatening the lives of the passengers on the plane. Marks is dealing with numerous issues, including reliance on alcohol and cigarettes following a tragedy in his life. He’s not a 100$ reliable narrator, and the fact that the mysterious terrorist threatening him seems to know too much about him ratchets up the suspense. The tight quarters of the plane, and the escalating anxieties of Marks and the various other characters he brings into his circle of confidants makes this an entertaining thriller. Admittedly, after the film was over, numerous logic holes started making me pick the film apart. But while I was watching it, it was a heckuva roller coaster, with Neeson in fine form. The supporting cast is also excellent, including Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Omar Metwally and Corey Stoll.
If you like this item, you might like these too – Any of Liam Neeson’s other recent action films, including the Taken trilogy or The A-Team film.

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Non-Stop web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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