On Oscar day, I write about a movie which will certainly not be discussed a year from now. Non-Stop is about what you’d expect, which is to say somewhat entertaining but not very good. It does work to deliver some genuine intrigue and excitement for a good deal of the film, but it never reaches the type of frenzy in say, Speed 2: Cruise Control, and its resolution is weak. I liked Speed 2 by the way — it had something Non-Stop severely lacks: a great villain.
In a review I of this movie, a critic compared Liam Neeson’s growl to that of Harrison Ford. I see the similarity, but for all of Neeson’s talent, he is no Harrison Ford — at least not for a movie like this. He just doesn’t have the charisma of Ford. A generous 4/10.