I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out for a few reasons: A) It’s Liam Neeson. B) He’s probably going to find you and he’s probably going to kill you (if you haven’t seen the “Taken” series you don’t know the ‘new’ Liam Neeson). C) I enjoy movies that test your mind.

In Non-Stop, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, an air marshal named Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk. The stakes? The antagonist has vowed to periodically kill passengers unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

The challenge comes in trying to figure out who’s behind those text messages. With so many people on the airplane it literally could be anyone and the fact they’re in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean doesn’t help either. But it’s not all bad for our air marshal Bill. He develops a quasi-friendship with passenger Jen Summers (Julianne Moore).

Non-Stop is thankfully unpredictable as you won’t find out who’s behind the plot until the end of the movie and it’s not too cheesy (love interest, lightly placed comedy). It won’t take up too much of your time at 1hr 46 mins. and you get to see Liam Neeson texting on what looks like an old school T-Mobile Sidekick. I give it 8.5 out of 10. You won’t be disappointed for seeing this in the theater.

-Jon J.

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