Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Terminal

UK Release Date: 3rd September 2004

An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there (

Director: Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci,  Zoe Saldana

Anything Tom Hanks touches, turns to gold. The Terminal is yet another hit in his incredible filmography. Spielberg and Hanks have worked together before (SPR, CMIYC). We're definitely in safe hands. Viktor Navorski (Hanks) is a Russian man stuck in limbo. The terminal at JFK, New York becomes his home for the foreseeable future. He's not allowed to enter the country or go back to Russia, due government collapse. Viktor strives off the basics; collecting trolleys for quarters, gathering intel for a man in love and having to deal with the jealous manager Frank (Stanley Tucci). Viktor and Catherine Zeta-Jones's constant traveller fail to spark any believable affection, as time is cut short between them, and their opposites barely attract. Hanks is a class beyond reach, but a harmless story doesn't grant him space to bloom.


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