Liam Neeson as Bill Marks
Julianne Moore as Jen Summers
Michelle Dockery as Nancy
Nate Parker as Zack White
Linus Roache as Captain David McMillan
Scott McNairy as Tom Bowen
Lupita Nyong’o as Gwen
5 out of 5
In theaters February 28
Bill Marks (Neeson) is a US Sky Marshall who’s seen better days. After a shot of whiskey, he reports to his current assignment with a wary eye on his fellow passengers, he settles in to his seat to prepare for the 6-hour flight from New York to London. A little while into the flight, Bill gets a series of mysterious and threatening text messages stating that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to a specific bank account, a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes. This kicks Bill into full Marshall mode as he alerts the crew and begins to get to the bottom of the mystery. As the anonymous texter predicts, people begin to die. Everyone is a suspect: the pretty redhead sitting next to him; the arrogant businessman sitting a row down; the young Muslim gentleman sitting in the next section. Even the flight crew. Bill’s reputation isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be which makes trying to unravel the plot and find the person responsible all the more difficult. Because of that, he also has to fight against the authorities and regulations that are keeping him from properly doing his job. Add to that the growing mistrust of Bill all the passengers are beginning to develop as news of the situation gets leaked to the media. It’s revealed that the bank account the money is to be transferred to is in Bill’s name making it look like Bill is a terrorist and a hijacker. Bill has to stop the real perpetrator of the crime, clear his name, and get all the passengers safely back on the ground. Oh, and did I mention that there is also a bomb on board?
Director Jaume Collet-Serra serves up a taut thriller with Non-Stop. The tension starts right from the beginning. From the moment Bill walks into the airport, every moment, every frame has you suspicious of everyone. This film isn’t as straight forward as you think. There are twists in the plot that are quite unexpected and refreshing. This film will keep you guessing.
I think Non-Stop is a non-stop thrill! Fasten your seat-belts and get ready for a bumpy ride!
Check out the trailer for “NON-STOP” below: