Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
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  1. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Feb 27, 2014
    83
    Once you accept that he (Neeson) has the badge and gun, you’re in for an exciting trip.
  2. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Feb 26, 2014
    83
    Part locked-room mystery, part political allegory, Non-Stop is one of the most purely enjoyable entries in the ongoing cycle of Liam Neeson action-thrillers.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Feb 28, 2014
    75
    It’s all fairly entertaining and eminently disposable.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Feb 27, 2014
    75
    Non-Stop mostly works by being aware of what other jet-in-jeopardy flicks have done before, adding a spin here and there. Nothing Hitchcockian but more ambitious than a Neeson action flick needs to be.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Feb 27, 2014
    75
    There’s a good measure of comedic relief doled out between the action sequences, e.g., Neeson coming up with an ingenious plan to placate the passengers when they’re on the verge of a rebellion. This is a movie that knows it’s not to be taken too seriously.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Feb 27, 2014
    75
    The movie's fun. And now, thanks to our annual Neeson thriller, spring can come soon.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Feb 26, 2014
    75
    Once again Neeson is a straight-faced secret weapon. With his lion's roar and can-do fists, he grounds the film's more preposterous moments and makes them feel excitingly tense. At a certain point either you'll fasten your seat belt and go with Non-Stop's absurd, Looney Tunes logic or you won't.
  8. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Feb 26, 2014
    75
    Non-Stop isn't exactly a smooth ride, but as far it being the big screen equivalent of an airplane novel, one that you read on the flight and throw away when you get to your destination, it is wildly successful. Just don't think too hard about it.
  9. Reviewed by: Kate Erbland
    Feb 26, 2014
    73
    A relatively high-flying adventure, injecting the always-entertaining airplane-set thriller with some fresh thrills and a cadre of characters worth getting invested in.
  10. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Feb 27, 2014
    70
    Non-Stop is a crisp, efficient thriller that benefits greatly from the intangibles Neeson can be counted on to supply.
  11. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Feb 27, 2014
    70
    Non-Stop doesn’t make any sense, but that’s expected, uninteresting and incidental to the pleasures of a slow-season Liam Neeson release as diverting as this one.
  12. Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    Feb 28, 2014
    63
    If I wanted to read my way through a film that features words dancing around the screen as if they were waltzing Post-Its, I would have sat through a foreign movie with subtitles instead.
  13. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Feb 27, 2014
    63
    Non-Stop plays like what might happen if Michael Bay directed a screenplay developed for Alfred Hitchcock.
  14. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Feb 27, 2014
    63
    While it takes stabs at realism, mostly in its use of cellular and computer technology, disbelief must be suspended for full immersion in this twisty airborne thriller.
  15. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Feb 27, 2014
    63
    Writers John W. Richardson, Chris Roach, and Ryan Engle bet that the central hook — Who’s the bad guy? How’s he doing this? — will keep us paying attention. And they’re right.
  16. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Feb 27, 2014
    63
    Luckily, Non-Stop has a way-above-average cast for this kind of nonsense.
  17. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Feb 27, 2014
    63
    Non-Stop: It is what it is.
  18. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Feb 27, 2014
    63
    Collet-Serra, who directed Neeson in “Unknown,” has a knack for keeping things lively and moving forward. There are moments of humor, gripping action and real terror.
  19. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Feb 26, 2014
    63
    The latest collaboration between director Jaume Collet-Serra and star Liam Neeson is made with far more care and visual detail than you might expect.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 318 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 95
  2. Negative: 10 out of 95
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    9
    I really enjoyed this film. The premise of the film might put you off, as it is the typical one man rescues a lot of people cliché, but youI really enjoyed this film. The premise of the film might put you off, as it is the typical one man rescues a lot of people cliché, but you should give the film a chance. Neeson plays the character brilliantly and had a great supporting cast. Sure the story could have been a bit tighter but it still offers an exciting, tense and interesting film that kept the audience guessing. I mean at one point I was even suspecting an old lady! If you get the chance go see the film, it's worth a watch. Full Review »
  2. Mar 2, 2014
    7
    Great escape for these awful winter months in the East. Neeson's acting skills keep things believable, and the intricacy of the plot helpsGreat escape for these awful winter months in the East. Neeson's acting skills keep things believable, and the intricacy of the plot helps too. The supporting cast is very strong, so you can easily believe one minute that they are in on the plot and the next minute that they are innocent. Occasionally a little too schmaltzy, but only occasionally. Basically everything moves along at a fast pace and keeps your attention, and the movie gets better as it goes on and gets more hectic. Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    10
    non stop is worth seeing . it has everything someone wants in a movie. liam neeson is great so is julliane moore . and the others . take yournon stop is worth seeing . it has everything someone wants in a movie. liam neeson is great so is julliane moore . and the others . take your family to see it Full Review »