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NON-STOP

What to know: Suspenseful film that will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way from start to finish.
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Recommended age 12-18
106 minutes
FeatureFilm
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - THEATRICAL DIVISION
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This is a suspenseful film that keeps you guessing until the end and it had me biting my nails from the beginning. This plot starts with an air marshal named Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) who is on a plane from New York to London. On the flight he receives a disturbing text that tells him, "I'll kill someone every 20 minutes," if he doesn't do what the person says. While trying everything to find the person who's sending him these messages, the passengers, crew and his boss start to think he's hijacking the plane. Even Bill starts to question himself. So with no one to trust and everyone against him, he must try to stop this anonymous character in this crowded plane.

With a plot like this, how can you not be somewhat interested? The movie keeps your attention and you really want to know what's going to happen. This movie's atmosphere is uncomfortable, which it's supposed to be. The wide angle lens is appropriate and makes the confined space even more real. The script is terrific! It's a perfect example of a movie where, once you watch it, you want to watch it again. All the pieces of the puzzle come together. There are reasons and evidence that lead you to the outcome without giving it away. That's a sign of a great mystery.

The acting in this film is fantastic and all the actors like Julianne Moore as Jen Summers, who had to act in these claustrophobic sets, do an impressive job portraying their roles. I enjoy Liam Neeson and fully appreciate his acting skills in this film. He shows why he continues to be a top rated star.

My favorite scene is when Bill thinks he's found and stopped the terrorist. For a moment Bill is relieved it's over. Then he hears his phone bing an incoming text and the music gets your heart racing.

The moral is, "Honesty is the best policy." The passengers and crew are against him because Bill's hiding the truth. As humans we automatically think the worse if we have to piece a situation together. Bill finally realizes that.

I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend this to 12 to 18-year-olds. There is smoking and intense moments that are not intended for kids. This is a investing and spine tingling film that is worth checking out.

Keefer C. Blakeslee, age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film critic

I expected this movie to be about a plane hijack, that sort of thing. It was that, but WITH A HUGE TWIST! I was so surprised and lots of other people will be too. "Non-Stop" is a great action packed dramatic film many people will want to see over and over and over again.

Non-Stop has an extremely great selection of styles as well, there is action, drama, romance, suspense, adventure, education and so much more to wrap up in awesome movie. The story is about an Air Marshal with a kind of dark history. He's on a plane to London. So far so good - it's a normal flight. Soon he gets a text on a strict network threatening him. Chaos strikes the plane as he tries to find the culprit. Will he (or she) be caught? Or will something even more terrible happen? You have to watch the film to find out.

This movie must have been hard to make with the plane action and the fighting and crashing and all the special effects, but they pull it off. I came out of the theater feeling like I had been on the plane and it was different than just walking out of a movie theater. I could barely walk. The main character Bill (Liam Nelson) is fantastic and, I was amazed by the camera work. Not one shot could have been better.

My favorite scene is when everybody is thinking he's a terrorist, because of spoiler reasons, so he stops looking and tells everyone his past and what he is doing. I love that scene because his story is close to my heart and very sad too. However, it's probably one of the most important scenes in the plot of the story. I'd say this movie is definitely for older ages, so kids 11-18 would be comfortable with the style of the movie. I give "Non-Stop" easily 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed By Gerry Orz, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

KIDS FIRST! "Non-Stop" Reviewed by Brianna Hope Beaton, March 3, 2014 "Non-Stop" has lots of action and suspense.

Air Marshal, Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is on an international flight from New York to London. He receives text messages from someone he does not know with very specific demands. Passengers on this flight are in danger of being killed every 20 minutes if the demands are not taken seriously.

I actually like this film. The acting is good, strong and very intense. The plot held my interest because it is not predictable in any way. You really don't know who to trust. With plenty of action, anticipation and some great fighting scenes, there is not one boring moment. The fighting scenes are basically done in small confined spaces of an aircraft so it may be difficult to see at times who has the upper hand. One of my favorite actors in this film is Liam, as he is such a great performer. You can tell he is in tune with his character's emotions and behaviors and he gives another great show. My favorite scene is when Bill Marks helps the little girl Becca (Quinn McColgan) get on the plane. It is her very first time flying and she is flying alone to go and visit her Father. Becca does not want to get on the plane and stops right at the aircrafts door. Bill hands her the stuffed animal that she left in the waiting room and says that the stuffed animal needs help to fly and then Becca gets on the plane. This scene is so sweet and genuine. It almost feels as if Bill can relate to her somehow.

"Non-Stop" also stars Julianne Moore (Jen Summers), and Michelle Dockery (Nancy). The music by John Ottman, is basically un-noticeable until the excitement comes and then it works its way into the scene which makes the scene even better.

A message that I find in "Non-Stop" is to never assume anything because you may assume wrong. Also, I did learn a little bit about Air Marshals, how they work and some of their responsibilities.

I recommend this film for ages 13 to 18 and anyone who loves action and suspense. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Take a car, train or a plane and see this thriller of a film. This is Brianna reporting for KIDS FIRST! Reviewed by Brianna Hope Beaton, Age 14, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

This film really does hold your attention from the get go. You have no idea who the real hijacker of this plane is and, the more you find out about Bill Marks (Lian Neeson)'s background, the more suspicious he becomes. The mystery that unfolds has you guessing who the real culprit is right until the very end. It quite successfully builds tension and suspension as the minutes tick by. IF you don't mind biting your nails, check it out. But, please don't take your kids under age 13.
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account. Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Scoot McNairy
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