Somewhat disappointing drama for Liam Neeson. His notable acting skills deserve a better script than this ponderous and predictable cliche' that follows the standard formula of a washed up, burned out security professional who gets dragged out of retirement to summon his once formidable and somehow reflexive skills to, against all odds, unconvincingly rescue and secure a hijacked commercial passenger jet. I could include a spoiler alert first here, but it's so predictable, it doesn't really necessitate an alert. The characters of the supporting cast are very confusing and cryptic in their roles - maybe intentionally, maybe not. But, with the exception of the bad guys, the rest don't really contribute to the plot except as weak diversions.
Oh, and I've never understood the fantasy world of Hollywood martial arts hand combat. The opponents never seem to have much trouble instantly rebounding from what appears to be repeated lethal blows to face, neck, chest and groin. In real life, people get sent to the ER in an ambulance for tripping on the stairs or falling off a bicycle. I guess concussion doesn't exist in action movies. I know without a doubt, if I sustained one karate chop to the nose like these fighting characters receive in rapid, serial repetition, I'd be on my way to the morgue. Rather insipid movie with little realism - I should have passed on this one.
- Actors: Linus Roache, Scoot McNairy, Nate Parker, Bar Paly, Anson Mount
- Directors: Jaume Collet-Serra
- Producers: Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona, Joel Silver
- Language: English
- Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Studiocanal
- Run Time: 106.00 minutes
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- ASIN: B00IIK6BP2