Posted by: greercn | March 15, 2014

Non-Stop

Liam Neeson is back as the world-weary, troubled guy who is expected to save the world. This time, he’s on a plane from New York to London.

With similarities to “Flight” and “Taken”, twists and turns and action scenes do thrill and entertain.

Contrary to my expectations (very low) “Non-Stop” really does rattle along at a breathless pace and I didn’t look at my watch once.

Director Jaume Collet-Serra knows Neeson’s face and moves from “Unknown” and he brings the same combination of action and slow movement to this film.

Collet-Serra has great control in how he uses light and shade and he captures the claustrophobic feeling of a plane exceptionally well.

This is Neeson’s movie and you have to like him to really enjoy this. With great support from Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Dockery, the women are here to follow Neeson’s instructions.

Wonderful use of text messages enhance the sense of threat.

And the twists, as they come, are as preposterous and fun as anything in “Snakes On A Plane”.

The Stratford East Picturehouse audience enjoyed themselves. At a thoroughly refreshing 106 minutes, “Non-Stop” whooshes by.

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