The film has received a mix of good reviews and some less than stellar reviews from the beginning of it’s release. If you are a Liam Neeson fan, an action fan, and you like mysteries and aircraft then this is the film for you. If you are someone who uses a line of logic to determine the actual worth of film, then I urge you to bypass the full ticket price and go straight to RedBox for a couple bucks.
The story follows Bill Marks (Neeson), an Air Marshall, aboard a transatlantic flight to London. What could possibly go wrong with pistol toting, federal agent Neeson, who is in charge of the safety of every soul on board? We soon discover Bill isn’t one who follows the rules, nor does care what anyone thinks. Bill Marks wrestles his own demons throughout this film and struggles to keep it all together.
Sortly after take-off on a “non-stop” flight to London, Bill (Neeson) begins to receive texts from an unknown passenger. The passenger demands a large sum of money to be deposited into an account or every 20 minutes a passenger will die. From here, we are on a race against time to figure out who this passenger is. Is it just a foolish prank? Is it this guy? Is it that guy? Is it her? It has to be him, right? Nope! As time is running out, so is the control Bill has of the situation. The film takes some interesting twists and turns but the end is predictable.
Supporting cast: Jen (Julianne Moore), Tom (Scoot McNairy), Nancy (Michelle Dockery), Zack (Nate Parker).
This film is rated Pg-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references.