Non-Stop marks Liam Neeson’s entry into yet another action movie that has you on the edge of your plane seat. In the instance of the movie, this is exactly what the passengers of a transatlantic flight have done. Air Marshall Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) receives a serious of sudden threatening cellular messages to his phone that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an off-shore bank account, someone will die every 20 minutes. John Richardson has created a suspenseful story that many will find enticing, and though the film has its failure in the storyline towards the second half, the entire storyline manages to give a high dose of suspense and a moderate amount of action.
Liam Neeson’s performance is incredible while Juliane Moore’s Jen Summers is acted out in a great way where she seems to be a likely suspect as well. The film as a whole delivers completely from the tense parts of the scene to the transitions of people dying on the airplane, but it was certainly cut in a rather non-apprehensive way where audience members could not see anyone dying on-screen which was certainly annoying and left out room for guess-work. The plot is fine at the beginning, but towards the end the predictability of a killer on-board as being some super-human terrorist who could kill without an Air Marshall seeing him ended up making the movie feel utterly stagnant and lackluster towards the end. If the ending were different, Non-Stop would actually be that go-to action film on a Saturday night, but unfortunately it just does not meet that mark even with Liam Neeson going through the air in slow motion and taking the shot.
Rating: 3/5 stars