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by Kevin Taft
Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

Liam Neeson’s latest action hero foray "Non-Stop" is a silly trifle that is entertaining, if a bit too familiar. Similar in vein to the Jodie Foster vehicle "Flight Plan," Neeson plays a troubled Air Marshall who is targeted by a terrorist on board. He has to figure out who he/she is before passengers start getting knocked off. The film also co-stars Julianne Moore in a small role, as well as recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and "Downton Abbey’s" Michelle Dockery. While the mystery is intriguing and director Juame Collet-Serra does keep you guessing, it really isn’t all that "thrilling." I mean, how much action can there be inside an airplane? It gets a bit far-fetched by the end and the final revelation seemed more like a switcheroo from a "Scooby Doo" episode than something cooked up for a major motion picture. That said, it’s fairly diverting and harmless fun for a night in on the couch.

If you are thinking of buying the Blu-ray, note that there are two measly extras that are each only about five minutes long and seem more promotional than a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the film.

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Kevin Taft is a screenwriter/critic living in Los Angeles with an unnatural attachment to ’Star Wars’ and the desire to be adopted by Steven Spielberg. He can be seen in the flesh on the weekly PBS movie review series "Just Seen It."


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