Do you remember the 70’s and the Airport movies franchise? A series of disaster movies at 40,000 feet. Well the genre is alive and well in 2014 with Non-stop. Liam Neeson plays Bill Marks a tortured alcoholic air marshal who tries to save the plane he’s aboard .A terrorist sends him texts stating that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes unless a 150 million ransom is paid. Marks will recruit the help of Jen Summers (Julianne Moore), the only person he think he can trust among the passengers. But remember, anybody can be the terrorist he or she. The plot is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing. Neeson and Moore make a fine pair, both of them have many skeletons in their respective closets. Also to mention in the cast Lupita Nyong’o (an Oscar winner this year) as Gwen, one of the stewardesses. It may not appeal to those with a fear of flying but Non-stop is a good action thriller.
John W. Richardson
Jason Butler Harner