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Action is Non-Stop Non-Stop (12A, general release, 106 minutes) Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Scott McNairy. HHHII

These days Liam Neeson mainly plies his trade in action films, knocking seven bells out of lowlifes and in Non-Stop he plays Bill Marks, a US air marshal who's not having a very good day. He's drinking too much, and has just boarded a flight from New York to London when he begins receiving a series of bizarre text messages. The texter claims he'll kill a passenger every 20 minutes if Bill doesn't persuade his bosses to wire $150million to an undisclosed account. Marks thinks it's a hoax, but when the first body turns up he realises he's up against it.

A flimsy idea is well fleshed out by director Jaume Collet-Serra, and Neeson is easy to take seriously as a hard nut. There are enough twists and turns to make Non-Stop an enjoyable thriller.

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