Liam Neeson stars in the new suspense mystery thriller movie, Non-Stop. Neeson plays Bill Marks, an alcoholic smoker who is introduced with a plethora of issues. On board his flight heading to London, he randomly receives texts from an unknown source threatening the lives of every passenger unless $150 million is wired to an account in the name of Bill Marks. Due to his problems, you’re left wondering is this a potential setup or an insane plan by Marks?
Julianne Moore plays Jen Summers, the woman in the seat next to Marks on the plane. She aids in him in his plans to try and figure out who the killer is, but her asking of personal questions creeps paranoia into Marks’ investigation. Not to mention you got a guy on board who looks like a terrorist, hot heads, computer nerds, a whore, and rebellious teens to help complete the questionable suspects.
The mystery and the anticipation of every 20 minutes elapsing is the exciting selling point of this film. You learn more about certain characters with each death and the pressure to give into the terror demands grows stronger. Despite the close quarters there is still a considerable amount of action, and each death seemingly grows the amount of space on the plane. Thankfully there is no ridiculous reveal that insults the viewer and the suspense plays off with a spectacular finish.
This is a brave venture into a realm that has been difficult to enter post-911. Granted this story is a bit far-fetched, yet the realism of a terror attack is still a difficult issue for many throughout the world. Glad that this movie has been given the spotlight it deserves as it’s one of the best watches of 2014 so far. From the first terror message, it’s an incredible roller coaster ride until the credits.
Universal Pictures Canada
Run time of 106 minutes
In theatres now