Non-Stop Movie Review

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nonstop movie reviewLiam Neeson stars in this psychological thriller that takes place in the span of six hours at 40,000 feet in the sky aboard a flight from New York to London. Non-Stop is a tense who-done-it suspense with plenty of twists and turns.


Bill Marks (Neeson) is a Federal Air Marshal. He is an alcoholic and has personal problems, but is always dedicated to his job and takes his responsibility seriously. He is on board to protect the passengers aboard his flights. When he begins to get messages on his phone that happens to be on a secure network, the flight turns into a nightmare. The messages inform him that unless $150 million is transferred into a specific off-shore account, one passenger will die – every twenty minutes. Being a six-hour flight, that would mean a lot of dead bodies.


As the time goes by, Marks tries to figure out who is sending the messages. There are over 100 passengers on board. Who could it be? Then the messages start getting personal, so the culprit must be someone who knows him, and the only person that fits that criterion is the second air marshal. When that theory is debunked, the nightmare spirals out of control as things get dicey on board, and the passengers are put through intense surveillance and background checks. Who is sending these messages?
With the help of a flight attendant (Michelle Dockery) and his seatmate (Julianne Moore), Marks sets out to narrow down the list of suspects. Who is using their phone? Who is behaving strangely? Can they find the culprit before it is too late?


Things get even more intense as the minutes go by. Everything spirals out of control and it is ultimately up to Marks to get the control of the cabin before a major tragedy occurs.
This is a tense and intense thriller with Neeson turning in a superb performance. Audiences will undoubtedly feel compassion for his character as he struggles with inner demons while steadfastly doing his job to protect the passengers aboard this very dramatic flight. The terrorist could be anyone on board the plane, with the exception of the young frightened child flying alone. Everyone else is a suspect. Audiences will be trying to solve the mystery, along with Bill Marks.


Non-Stop is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references.

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