Non-Stop (2014)

Theatrical Release: February 28, 2014
Non-Stop (2014)


Global action star Liam Neeson stars in Non-Stop, a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. The film reunites Neeson with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver, and co-stars Golden Globe Award winner Julianne Moore

Dove Review

Liam Neeson plays U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks and on a flight to London his perseverance will be tested and sorely needed. Someone is sending him text messages and threatens to kill a passenger every twenty minutes if $150 million is not transferred to an account. The movie builds in the tension department as Marks continues to watch the passengers every time he sends or receives a message to learn who it is behind the terrorist activity. He elicits help in the form of a woman named Jen, played by Julianne Moore.

The journey to discover the person behind the threat twists and turns with some unexpected occurrences. The viewer also learns more about Marks, a man who loved his young daughter and lost her and now battles the bottle. The movie features several action sequences and builds the mystery of the unknown killer nicely. And Neeson plays a genuinely concerned official whose aim is to sincerely help the passengers survive. In a touching scene Marks, the same man who lost his daughter, is seen near the end attempting to save a young girl’s life that is about the age of his daughter when he lost her. Unfortunately, from a family perspective, the movie features strong language and violent moments so we are prevented from awarding it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple kisses outside air port and a couple is seen kissing in air port; a couple makes out on the plane under a blanket but it is not clear what they are doing; a joke about "fondling".
Language: GD-9; G/OMG-6; J/JC-3; For C*rist Sake-2; C*rist-2; F-1; BS-7; S-5; H-13; SOB-1; A-3; D-2; Slang for male genitalia-2; Sucks-1; B-1; A "We're sc*ewed" comment-1.
Violence: Several violent scenes including a fight involving punching and shoving and a man's neck is broken and he dies; other skirmishes and fights; a man's nose is broken and bloodied; shootings; people foam at the mouth and die after being given a shot; a bomb goes off, ripping off the back end of the plane; a plane has to land in an emergency situation.
Drugs: A man pours alcohol in his coffee; a man is caught smuggling cocaine on board a plane; several drinking scenes and a couple of people request Gin and tonic; smoking of cigarettes in several scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage is seen in several photos on a person's cell phone; a man's bare shoulder.
Other: A few characters have tattoos; tension and disagreements between characters.


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: John W. Richardson & Christopher Roach
Producer: Andrew Rona
Genre: Action
Runtime: 106 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter