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Viktor Navorski 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 recognizes. 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.
This is about a man who is stuck in an airport terminal and he can barely speak English. I'm not quite sure how Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg pull this off, but they did.
I don't know how many times I've watched this film. One more time I caught it on tv and I couldn't resist.
Viktor Navorski is probably one of the sweetest characters in cinema and one of my favorite Tom Hanks performances.
It's so sweet and warm, I always feel great after watching it!
Marking the third collaboration between Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks after Saving Private Ryan & Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal is an intimately crafted, light-hearted, feel-good romantic comedy that, thanks to Spielberg's assured direction & Hanks' heartwarming performance, succeeds with a smooth take off, stable flight & safe landing over the course of its runtime.
Inspired from a real-life event, The Terminal tells the story of Viktor Navorski who arrives at JFK airport from a politically unstable country only to find himself trapped at the terminal for his passport is no longer valid & he can't be deported back because of the outbreak of war in his homeland. Stuck at airport for an unspecified time, he ends up making this new place his…
I've seen The Terminal at least six times, and it never gets any less entertaining. It is charming, simple, lighthearted, and refreshingly isolated. The entire film takes place in an airport, and the entire film focuses on Tom Hanks building relationships and learning the ways of American life. He is the nicest man you'll ever meet, and people enjoy him for it. There really aren't any thematic or existential ideas to write about, but that does not take away from the film at all. Many consider this a wasted collaboration between Spielberg and Hanks, they couldn't be more wrong. Sometimes cinema is best when it functions as the most pleasant way to pass time.
Day 23 of Month of Spielberg
What a sap fest.
Through broken English and a faux-Russian accent, Tom Hanks wanders around a hotel for an extremely schmaltzy two hours.
Hanks may just give his best performance ever, but The Terminal is too schmaltzy, sweet, and syrupy for me to bare.
He learns how to near-fluently speak English just by hanging out in an airport for 9 months. Because... logic?
Super forgettable too.
Spielberg really had a fetish for airports in the early 2000s.
Also, the love interest is the mom from Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, so I had some pretty bad PTSD-esque flashbacks throughout.
But hey, at least it's not War Horse.
This was really good. Tom Hanks and Stanley Tucci in particular are great here, and the tone that Spielberg establishes is welcoming and touching. I also like the way they handled Hanks' relationship with Catherine Zeta-Jones' character here.
All around, a fun and enjoyable movie that can get a little sappy from time to time, but is as earnest as can be.
Low-tier Spielberg, but he aimed to create a feel-good movie for everyone. He succeeded, despite it being very sappy, and predictable.
Story about a citizen of fiction-country and lesson about loyalty: Faithful to the country, 'loyal' to the affair, and true to the promise. Although there are some 'annoyed' scenes which may not happen for real, this is something worth to watch! :)
tucci was much too petite and hairless in this viewer's opinion.
Super cute Tom Hanks movie!
Soaring high above the clouds is 'The Terminal' the Steven Spielberg film that follows a non-English speaking man stuck in a terminal for over nine months!
It is sad to see such an original comedy with meaning and effort labeled underrated. The film captures the determination and strength one has to find within themselves to overcome obstacles, those obstacles being people, the law... terminals; and the strength founded must be patience and love of the process. 'The Terminal' is a must see and shockingly under-appreciated. With the likes of Tom Hanks and Stanley Tucci taking the lead where can you go wrong? Both standout as rivals of great performances aided by the compelling and well structured script that never stops…
Não sei como andei tanto tempo sem querer ver este filme. Mais uma boa parceria entre Steven Spielberg e Tom Hanks. Gostei.
I don't know why I did never watch this film before, I guess it was just an coincidence , and maybe that's the reason I cannot like it nowdays. Sayd that, i think it could be considered one of the mainly comedy film of early 2000's, that's why I'll give it 3 stars.
Steven Spielberg's The Terminal touches on the idea of immigration. Tom Hanks plays Victor, a man stuck in an airport with no valid passport and no country to call home. I think this film can very much relate with what is happening in the world today. Yes there is a love story aspect to it, but it touches on certain social issues that deal with identity and where one comes from. Too often we judge people by how they look or where they grew up and not actually see the person that they are. Victor falls straight into that category. At first people just think he is another person lost in a sea of many. Once we pull back the curtain and see what he represents as a human being, we get to Victor for who he truly is.
Very great :)
what are films that you personally (and unironically) adore and will defend to the end, but find are generally maligned…
Complete list. :-(