Liam Neeson is back again on the big screen in Non-Stop re-teaming with his Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra. Although Unknown is also an action thriller, Non-Stop definitely packs a larger punch as far as intensity and suspense. The film is a classic who-done-it that moves at the speed of a jet plane at 40,000 feet while Neeson is clearly at the helm of this fast paced thriller.
This non-stop is a flight between New York City and London with U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) fighting to keep passengers alive. Unless the government transfers $150 million into an off-shore account, one passenger will be killed every 20 minutes.
With an impressive cast that includes Julianne Moore (Crazy Stupid Love), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), it’s really surprising that the actors are not asked to do much as far as range. Granted the story, which on paper might not seem like an original idea, probably contains some factual errors (such as a bomb will not bring down a plane if the plane is below 8,000 feet). However, it is a tight and fairly plausible script that keeps you guessing up until the end. The key to this film is its pacing. Even when the culprit is revealed, the movie does not slowdown in speed. So keep those electronic devices stowed and seat backs upright, suspend your judgment about facts, and enjoy this stimulating thrill ride.