Non-Stop Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Non-Stop

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Straight and level.

  • Starring:

    Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Corey Stoll, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Quinn McColgan

  • Directed by:

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time:

    106 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot, punched, hit, elbowed, near-choked, rammed, neck-snapped, poisoned, head-butted, slapped, threatened, stabbed, bound, pistol-whipped. Hijacking, crash landing, explosion, engine failure. Arguing, screaming. IRA, terrorism mentioned. 911 reference. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody forehead, bloody nose, bloody scrape, cut face, bloody bullet wound, blood on objects, blood spray, grazes, bruising. Broken neck, convulsing, nose re-setting. Cracking bones heard. People on stretchers, bandages, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple have implied sex beneath a blanket. Kissing, flirting. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Bag of cocaine. People are poisoned. Alcohol (spirits, champagne). Alcohol addiction. Smoking. Prescription pills seen, eye drops used.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, d*ck, w*nker. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Gender, terrorist, aviation, cultural, ethnic, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Air marshalls, terrorism, hijacking, fear of flying, addiction, text messaging, protocol, threats, turbulence, mid-air emergency, bombs, drugs, ransom money, lucky charms, homeland security, alcoholism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased child, divorce, child with leukaemia mentioned. Deceased pilot/colleague. Frothing at the mouth, anaphylaxis. Heart failure mentioned. Plane, airport settings. Jets, plane. Some shaky camerawork. High aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Entertaining, self-aware, fun, preposterous, exciting, tense, enjoyable, trashy, silly. Deft camerawork, steady pacing, some fresh thrills, strong performances, great cast, good use of setting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Clichéd, shameless, ridiculous, implausible, contrived, flawed, dopey, unoriginal. Murky logistics, absurd ending, lame motives.

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