Sunday, April 6, 2014

Non Stop

This post is not about the Indian restaurant named Naan Stop in the food court of our local shopping mall.  This is about the movie Non Stop.  We saw this movie yesterday.  Here is the synopsis:

 
During a flight from New York to London, a U.S. Air Marshal* receives secret messages demanding the airline should deposit $150 million in an offshore account.  The message also says until the money is deposited, one passenger will be killed every 20 minutes. Liam Neeson is Bill Marks, the U.S. Air Marshal.  He knew it is someone in the plane who is sending the message.  He decides to find out who that person is.  Every one is a suspect including Bill Marks himself. 
 
Who is the villain? Did the plane land safely?  That is the story.
 
As always, superb acting by Liam Neeson in this suspense thriller.  Julianne Moore (4 time Oscar nominee) happens to be sitting next to Neeson.  Developed friendship?
 
The Director, Jaume Collet-Serra,  has done a good job if you want to ignore quite a few actions that defy logic.  The villain and hero exchange text messages throughout the movie.  We all know using cell phone while in flight is prohibited.  (Thank you Shashi Tharoor.).  But the hero and villain go back and forth exchanging messages.
 
Neeson elevates the otherwise B-movie thriller Non Stop into a tense enough action picture.

*U.S. Air Marshal is an armed federal law enforcement officer.  He/She will detect, deter, and defeat hostile acts against U.S. air carriers, passengers, and crews.  They are deployed on all U.S. passenger flights worldwide to protect airline passengers and crew against the risk of criminal and terrorist violence. (Source: Transportation Security Administration)

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good gripping movie. I like Liam Neeson a lot. Recently saw his movie Taken (the second time) on TV and loved The Grey too. Hope to see Non-Stop soon. Thanks for sharing about it :)

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  2. must see:)..liked his taken and taken 2 both..and yes schindler's list..

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  3. The story sounds interesting! Will watch!

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  4. What and the way you keyboarded here is interesting, though many a time 'watching movie'cup of tea I cannot gulp mostly.

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  5. Have been wanting to watch this for a few weeks now, maybe this week we'll head to the theater :)

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  6. The story-line appeals to me. If it is something like SPEED, I will want to watch it.

    So, the Field Marshall and Villian are both inside the plane?

    Destination Infinity

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  7. Sounds interesting, I'm going to google the movie and see what more details I can get :-)

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  8. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. Please see the movie. You will like it.

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  9. Thanks for your comments Renu. His action in Schindler's List was excellent.

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  10. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. Please do.

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  11. Thanks for your comments Sarala. I am glad you liked this review.

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  12. Thanks for your comments Reshma. Glad you will be watching this weekend.

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  13. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. If I answer your question, that will partly tell who is the villain.

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  14. Thanks for your comments Ashwini. Please do not go to Wikipedia. They tell the whole story until the end.

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  15. My dad is planning to watch this movie. I was not very interested, but after reading your review, I think I will go to this movie.

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  16. I liked the pace out the movie... Gripping n exciting :)

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  17. Thanks for your comments Ash. I am sure you will enjoy this movie.

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  18. Thanks for your comments Rajlakshmi. Yup. Gripping n exciting.

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  19. Sounds like an interesting plot
    Thanks for writing about this . Will try to watch "Non Stop" :)

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  20. Thanks for your comments Afshan. You will like this movie.

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  21. From your review, it seems interesting. Will try to watch this. And thanks for that note on Air Marshal.

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  22. Thanks for your comments Asha. I thought some readers may not be aware of armed U.S. Air Marshals deployed in every American planes throughout the world.

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  23. Glad you didnt share the ending and make it a spoiler. Been a while catching up a movie.

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  24. Thanks for your comments Insignia. Watch this movie. You will like it.

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