Thursday, 12 June 2014

Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Non-Stop”

ought to stop half-way through 
Reviewed by Nancy Snipper


It starts off with highflying tension and strange suspense. Bill Marks (Liam Neeson), an airplane marshal, boards a plane and keeps receiving text messages that every twenty minutes one passenger will be killed. In fact, it is Bill that kills 3 of them, thinking they are the ones that will cause the killing, but he is wrong, or is he? The film includes guilt placed in the wrong place. In fact, Bill’s big boss on ground thinks he is the one that is nuts; after all he is an alcoholic and his child died of leukemia. A bomb, the transfer of money demanded by these text messages does not stop Bill from meeting out the culprit. In fact, two culprits are exposed. Thanks to Bill’s ongoing ingenuity, he is able to get everyone into a safe part of the plane, even when the bomb goes off and the plane is torn apart. 
Unfortunately, the film has a promising beginning and the plot is intriguing, but it all becomes silly by the end. Liam Neeson carried the whole film, saving it from total right-off. His ability to keep character tension though was not enough to make the director, Jaume Collet-Serra, a name to remember.

This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.
 Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.