In recent years, Liam Neeson has punched one half of a Middle-Eastern crime family, identity thieves, a pack of wolves, and the other half of said Middle-Eastern crime family. Now he has to punch an endangered plane right out of the sky.
Plot holes, an underuse of brilliant supporting actors (not least new golden girl Lupita Nyong’o!), and some incredibly awkward social commentary do serve to clip Non-Stop’s wings.
But Liam Neeson is far too enjoyable a lead to make this anything less than 30,000 feet of fun.
A gripping concept and Liam Neeson’s fists of fury square off against plot holes and gauche criticisms of post-9/11 America. Non-Stop never soars but it’s a fun way to spend 106 minutes.
CAST: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Lupita Nyong’o
DIRECTOR: Jaume Collet-Serra
WRITERS: John W. Richardson, Chris Roach, Ryan Engle
SYNOPSIS: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.