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Non-Stop

By AP KRYZA
It's been about six years since Liam Neeson stopped campaigning for golden statuettes of bald men and started slugging bald foreign men with gold teeth, and Non-Stop marks the eighth film in which this classical actor-turned-rugged elder statesman of action has been consumed by neck-punching. It's also the most colossally stupid film of his latter-day crusade against other men's throats. And as such, Non-Stop is entertaining as all hell. Neeson stars as air marshal Bill Marks, an alcoholic with a dead daughter who, a few drinks into his day, boards a flight that's doomed for a fate only flights containing Liam Neeson can know. He gets a text from an unknown number saying that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes unless the hijacker receives $150 million. All of the above sounds pretty stupid, but it's nowhere near as stupid as the movie itself. And yet director Jaume Collet-Serra—who directed Neeson's fists in Unknown and helmed the awesomely stupid Orphan—has some slick tricks up his sleeve. The film seems like a parody of itself, balancing claustrophobic tension and action like a slack-jawed Hitchcock homage. Neeson knows how ridiculous this shit is, and so does his director. This is trash cinema taken to wonderfully dumb heights.
 
  • Genres: Action, Thriller
  • Running Time: 107 minutes
  • Release Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 [ Drug References, Intense Seq of Violence/Action, Sensuality, Some Language ]
  • Critic's Score: B
  • Starring: Liam Neeson [Bill Marks], Julianne Moore [Jen Summers], Anson Mount [Jack Hammond], Scoot McNairy [Tom], Michelle Dockery [Nancy], Nate Parker [Zack], Linus Roache [David], Jason Butler Harner [Kyle], Lupita Nyong'o [Gwen], Corey Stoll [Austin], Omar Metwally [Dr. Nasir], Shea Whigham [Agent Marenick]
  • Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra [Director], John Richardson [Screenwriter], Christopher Roach [Screenwriter], Ryan Engle [Screenwriter], Joel Silver [Producer], Andrew Rona [Producer], Alex Heineman [Producer], Steve Richards [Executive Producer], Ron Halpern [Executive Producer], Olivier Courson [Executive Producer], Herbert W. Gains [Executive Producer], Jeff Wadlow [Executive Producer], Flavio Labiano [Cinematographer], Jim May [Film Editor], Alexander Hammond [Production Design], Catherine Thomas [Costume Designer], John Ottman [Original Music]
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