The Terminal

The Terminal

The Terminal

Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks as an Eastern immigrant who finds himself stranded in JFK airport and taking temporary residence there. Co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Viktor Navorski (Hanks) is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognises. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

2004Rating: PG, Low level coarse language, Mature themes128 minsUSA
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Vulture

Vulture

It's an odd fable: Viktor is the mysterious visitor who shows us what the American Dream is all about-in the movie's terms, compassion for others - without ever wanting to become an American himself.

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Variety

Variety

Spielberg does not appear to take himself or the material too seriously, and his steadfast refusal to see the proverbial glass as less than half-full is more inspiring than cloying.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Rarely have I been so acutely aware of a movie's softness and sentimentality, and rarely have I minded less.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Even the best of talents misfire. Here's Exhibit A.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An engaging, consistently amusing diversion.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Far less cuddly than expected, this unusual and elegant movie may have failed to connect with US audiences but it proves Spielberg is currently the most unpredictable director in Hollywood.

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