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Reviews: Non-Stop (2014)

non-stopReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]
    • Excerpt: Za one koji su unaprijed svjesni ogranicenja koje postavlja akcijada s Neesonom u glavnoj ulozi, ‘Non-stop’ nece predstavljati preveliko razocarenje.
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: La segunda colaboración entre Jaume Collet-Serra y Liam Neeson resulta un thriller desparramado y divertido, que recupera la mejor versión action hero de su protagonista. Palomitas y rapidez.
  • Danny Baldwin @ Critic Speak
    • Excerpt: It feels as though there isn’t a minute in the film that goes by in which [Jaume] Collet-Serra and [Liam] Neeson don’t ask “How can we make this even more ludicrous?” and the result is wholly exuberant, not just for its silly energy but because Collet-Serra is a legitimately good craftsman and Neeson is a formidable screen presence.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: It helps to have Neeson commanding the screen, along with Julianne Moore, who plays one of the passengers he begins to trust. These two together show that even a very basic and disposable thriller can be quite good with excellent actors in charge of it.
  • [New – 7/3/14] | Bob Cashill @ Popdose.com
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: [The writers’] terrorist tells us how ‘easy’ it all was, but they never get around to filling in blanks as to just how it was done (and you may be sorry to find out why it was).
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Dios mío, firmaba para que la mayoría de películas que veo fueran tan entretenidas como ésta.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: There is hardly a beat that passes in which the screenplay … doesn’t introduce some new, clever element or complication to the film’s dizzying mix.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: A dandy, edge-of-your-seat whodunit.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Jaume Collet-Serra knows how to keep the chronicle moving so we are never bored (or reflect on the plausibility of what is happening). Most of the picture takes place in the tiny cramped, quarters of an airline cabin and you could hardly pick a more tense environment in our post 9/11 world.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: It’s a locked-plane mystery! The text is coming from inside the plane! Well, actually… maybe it isn’t? There’s a delicious cleverness to this very silly but very entertaining flick.
  • Daniel Kelly @ eFilmCritic
    • Excerpt: I’m the first to admit when something is junky, but for cheap thrills this enterprise is refreshingly aware and likably game.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: For a long while, NON-STOP is ridiculously entertaining, legitimately suspenseful, and hyper-focused as a crackerjack whodunit suspense-thriller set in the friendly skies. Then it has to start trying to make sense of itself.
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
    • Excerpt: First things first: Non-Stop isn’t nearly as ludicrous and howlingly inept as the similarly plotted Jodie Foster vehicle Flightplan. Even though it’s a high-concept thriller that takes place entirely during a long plane ride, the premise and the execution are nowhere near as unintentionally absurd. In fact, Non-Stop is an engaging, exciting and clever (For a generic studio thriller), dare I say, ride, and it only falls apart during the last ten minutes or so.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: … an airborne game of cat-and-mouse … Think of it as ‘Ten Little Indians’ at 30,000 feet.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Sadly, not quite as non-stop as the title suggests…
  • Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
    • Excerpt: Somehow, Non-Stop manages to be a few notches below the atmospheric clouds in the realm of imperiled feisty flight flicks as this disposable yarn parades a tiresome Neeson going through the frenetic motions in familiar fury.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: A good old-fashioned B-movie thriller updated with modern technology and post-9/11 air travel commentary, Non-Stop is a real blast as long as you manage to shut your brain off for the duration of its 106-minute running time.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Yet another standard-issue thriller — this one starring the ever-watchable Liam Neeson on leading man duties — “Non-Stop” is a perfect guilty pleasure. So what if the plot makes little sense?
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A committed cast and crew do their best to keep this airplane thriller aloft, but ultimately a ludicrous premise and multiple plot inanities lead to a crash-landing, literally and figuratively.
  • Mel Valentin @ ScreenInvasion.com
    • Excerpt: In the grand tradition of Passenger 57, Executive Decision, and Flightplan…
  • Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)
    • Excerpt: Non-Stop is the sort of action-thriller that one sees, enjoys, and then forgets—a perfectly serviceable 106-minute entertainment.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 10:59 am

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