BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Non-Stop Reviews

By Dr. Know on February 28th, 2014

Critic Reviews for Non-Stop

via Rotten Tomatoes

Why demand logic of an action movie released in February, when audiences just want a nice, bumpy ride?

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
 

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It’s all fairly entertaining and eminently disposable.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
 

Christian Science Monitor
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The problem is that Non-Stop tries to be something it’s not. It has one too many scenes that border on ludicrous, and the big reveal barely makes sense.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
 

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Neeson is such an eloquent hunk of Irish melancholy that he gives everything he does – snapping a neck or taking a drink of water – a classical gravitas.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Vulture
 

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“Non-Stop” spends so much time trying to outwit the audience it ends up outwitting itself.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Detroit News
 

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Non-Stop gets increasingly far-fetched as the jet makes its way across the Atlantic.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
 

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Anyone planning to see Non-Stop should probably just go see it. This is one of those near-perfect, peeled-onion, airplane-hijacking thrillers in which each removed layer brings you closer to a single, happy tear.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Grantland
 

Grantland

It may be too on-the-nose to say that Non-Stop doesn’t stick the landing, but the speed at which the movie turns from pleasantly diverting to semi-disastrous botch is genuinely disheartening.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
 

Television Without Pity

Non-Stop isn’t a bad example of its type of film; merely an unexceptional one.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Independent
 

Independent

Lacks visual flair and comes across as competent but passionless.Very watchable, but there’s no oomph to it.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine
 

Eclipse Magazine

Do not underestimate the Irishman with a particular set of skills. Flimsy plot, but substantial cast make this work.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Boston Herald
 

Boston Herald

Non-Stop takes itself way too seriously.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: amNewYork
 

amNewYork

Non-Stop is the kind of forgettable action movie that February was made for, but it works because it doesn’t aspire to be more than it is.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: National Post
 

National Post

A hijacked airliner action-thriller with a relentless pace and 10 or so potential villains, Non-Stop is nearly unstoppable fun — until the killjoy of its big villain reveal.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Toledo Blade
 

Toledo Blade

Were it not for the Sept. 11 allusion, Non-Stop could be a guilty pleasure. But that allusion — so destructive to the film’s quality, so unnecessary to its plot — squashes much of the pleasure.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
 

Sacramento Bee

On a pure gut level, “Non-Stop” cooks up some terrific, swift suspense, and it’s all rooted in that appealing, hangdog face of Neeson’s.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
 

San Francisco Examiner

Despite the escalating ridiculousness, Non-Stop remains passable escapism until it runs headlong into a “Can I get real for second?” climax.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
 

Paste Magazine

Neeson gives a smart performance in what’s ultimately a pretty dumb, but entertaining movie.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: MLive.com
 

MLive.com

Neeson nearly trumps film’s flaws

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Illinois Times
 

Illinois Times

Neeson has, in his various action roles, done more than a little to overturn decades of patronising Hollywood depictions of the Irish as noble savages and leprechauns.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Irish Times
 

Irish Times

It’s a locked-plane mystery! The text is coming from inside the plane! Well, actually… maybe it isn’t? There’s a delicious cleverness to this very silly but very entertaining flick.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
 

Flick Filosopher

The premise is intriguing, and director Jaume Collet-Sella delivers intermittent claustrophobic thrills, although he struggles to sustain momentum.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: Radio Times
 

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