Non Stop: movie review

Studio Canal proudly presents Non Stop. A suspense thrilling ride at 40’000 feet.

The movie is due for release on DVD and Blu-Ray from June 23rd. With limited edition Blu-Ray, Steelbrook and Vod from June 30th.

The movie stars Liam Neeson in his typical role as a disgraced ex police officer turned Air Marshall Bill Marks. Marks is an alcoholic and struggling with personal issues of the death of his terminally ill daughter which is discovered later on in the film.
On boarding a transatlantic flight from New York to London. A pretty red haired mysterious passenger named Jen Summers (Julianne Moore) changes seats and ends up sitting next to Marks. My immediate suspicion from the beginning was that Summers may turn out to be a baddie.

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Well either her or the very pretty air hostess Nancy (Michelle Dockery) who also plays a main role in this thrilling film. I was wrong on both suspicions tho.

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The storyline seems to develop very quickly and audiences will to quickly pick up the storyline. It’s a hijack film with a twist.
Marks begins to receive strange messages on his phone, which is on a secures network between him and the other Marshall. The messages appear on screen for the audience to see and are demands for money or a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes. Marks confronts the other air marshall who denies all involvement, later a scuffle develops and the other air marshall ends up dead exactly 20 minutes after the first threat. It then emerges that the other Marshall was carrying a case full of drugs.
The messages continue and every passenger becomes a suspect. Calls to those on the ground go unheard. The pilot snuffs it too. Marks takes it upon his self to search the passengers becoming rather aggressive as he goes along.
Suspicion among the passengers and ground officials grows. The passengers turn on Marks as it turns out he is being set up. A news bulletin alerts the passengers that Marks is in fact the hijacker and the passengers turn on him.

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Calm seems restored once Marks reveals there is a bomb on board which was hidden in the suitcase belonging to the now dead air marshall.
The bomb does go off and the hijackers reveal themselves. The passengers make it off the plane and the day is saved once again by Liam Neeson.

Overall it’s certainly worth a watch. A few twists here and then and a bit of action. It was obvious Liam Neeson would once again become the hero.

There are a few things which let this movie down.
Firstly I don’t want to give too much away but the ending could of been better. I won’t say too much on this for those who are reading but have not watched it.
The relationship between Marks and Summer seemed over developed for two people who did not know each other before. Marks is an Air Marshall, a position which is usually kept secret from other passengers, yet Summers discovers this from the start.
I did not really see a real story or point of the little girl Becca. She was a travelling alone on the plane and only 10 years old or so. Surely this is not allowed on a transatlantic flight. Although I may be wrong.

It gets a 6 out of 10 from me. It certainly keeps you on edge. It is one you need to keep your eyes firmly glued to, and pause if you need to pee. However the ending lets it down a little.

Running time 106 minutes
Cert 15

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RRP: DVD: Β£19.99 | Blu-ray: Β£24.99 | Steelbook (Blu-ray): Β£29.99

Bonus Content:
Suspense at 40,000 Feet Featurette; Non-Stop Action Featurette; UK exclusive interviews with Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Jaume Collet-Serra and Joel Silver

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