Liam Neeson braces for ‘Non-Stop’ suspense and mid-air mayhem

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Is there an actor who has ever looked more miserable about kicking butt than Liam Neeson? In “Non-Stop,” the star’s latest effort as the thinking man’s Chuck Norris, he plays a US Marshal who receives threatening text messages while working a New York-to-London night flight. The faceless culprit wants $150 million wired into an offshore bank account or he’ll kill a passenger every 20 minutes. A cross between a drawing room mystery and an airplane-of-fools drama, the movie’s preposterous, complicated, and a fair amount of fun until it tries to make sense in the final ten minutes. Big mistake, Featuring a broad range of character types played by a rogue’s gallery of talent: Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery from “Downton Abbey,” Lupita Nyong’o, Corey Stoll.

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