An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.
Running Time: 1hr 46min
MPAA Rating: PG-13
by David Denby for The New Yorker
Liam Neeson, as an alcoholic air marshal who must defend a packed flight against a terrorist, is even grimmer and angrier than he was in “Unknown,” his previous collaboration with the Spanish-born director Jaume Collet-Serra. Essentially, you’ve seen this bomb-on-a-plane movie before, but Neeson, who brings enormous conviction to these late-career action roles, moves his big body through confined spaces (virtually the entire movie takes place in the airplane) with so much power that you expect him to rip out the seats. With Julianne Moore.