Liam Neeson stars as Bill Marks, a U.S federal air marshal. Bill is on a plane traveling from New York to London. Soon after the flight takes off, he begins to receive threatening text messages telling him a passenger will be killed every twenty minutes, until $150 million is transferred to a bank account of his choosing. It's revealed that the bank account is in Mark's name. This leads others to believe he is the hijacker. Bill can't be sure who to trust, but must find out what is really going on, and stop whoever is behind it.
The story had me hooked from the beginning. It's only downfall lies within it's third act where the movie attempts to take itself too seriously explaining why he/she is doing this. Granted, that was needed, they…show more content… Non-Stop finds ways to keep you guessing throughout.
It can't be stated how much Liam Neeson brings to Non-Stop. He commands such a presence that elevates these B-movies to places that they would be unable to reach if anyone else was starring. In many campy action type flicks, it's obvious the lead is going through the motions, not putting for any true effort. No matter how silly the movie, Neeson always seems to take it seriously. That's an important aspect to why I prefer his fun films over other actors (the script does tend to be a bit better too). He's actually getting into the character and gets me invested. Neeson makes Bill Marks a compelling figure that deserves to be picked-apart. You get the sense early on that Marks is disturbed, having maybe more than a few skeletons in his closet. I do applaud the writing for setting up the character, after that, Neeson runs with it. Don't want to negate the supporting crew that consists of: Julianne Moore, Corey Stoll, Nate Parker, Scoot McNairy, and recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Each one has enough postie-qualties so you can side with them, but then on the other hand just enough shady-qualities to where you wouldn't be shocked if any turned out to be the big bad.
Even though there were other components besides action