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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at JFK airport from a politically unstable country only to find himself trapped at the terminal for his passport is no longer valid & he can't be deported back because of the outbreak of war in his homeland.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.
A very enjoyable movie. I thought that Tom Hanks doing an eastern European accent would be too distracting, but soon after the movie started, I only saw Viktor on screen. He was delightful in this movie, as were the supporting characters. I was hooked from beginning to end.
This is one of the few Spielberg films I'd never watched before.
I don't have any real reason for waiting this long. It's just one of those things.
This was quite good. Very "feel good" in a lot of ways.
A big part of that is just Tom Hanks playing a kind of naive and likeable character. It works.
The supporting cast is also quite good and there were a lot more laughs than I was expecting.
I feel the Catherine Zeta-Jones stuff was completely unnecessary and the movie might actually be better had all those scenes (or the majority, anyway) been removed entirely...but at least it concluded in a realistic way.
Anyway, yeah. It's all completely ridiculous and lacking in any real logic, but its god a lot of heart and was entirely entertaining.
Uma comédia bem agridoce que talvez não entre na maior parte das listas de melhores filmes de Steven Spielberg, mas continua sendo uma grande lição de amor, amizade e força de vontade. É um pouco lento e se beneficiaria de uns 15 minutos a menos, entretanto é leve, engraçado e divertido o suficiente pra mim. E, além disso, conta com ótimas atuações de Tom Hanks, Diego Luna, Catherine Zeta-Jones e Stanley Tucci (um dos vilões mais detestados da minha vida).
I've avoided catching this for awhile because I was always under the impression that this was one of Spielberg's weaker films, but something this week somehow urged me to finally watch it. Oh how I wish I'd seen it sooner. Criminally underrated Spielberg film and criminally underrated film in general.
Taking a liminal space such as an airport and making it a primary setting is a fragile practice and can completely destroy any and all verisimilitude. Yet, our man somehow pulls it off and transforms an uninviting hub of pure functionality into a comfy systematic maze full of friendly faces. Watching this feels like home on a rainy afternoon as moments of pure sentimentality are strung together, one after each…
Tom Hanks, I salute you! Great character that really makes the movie. Apart from that, it's an original story. I had lots of fun watching it.
God this just put a huge smile on my face.
I feel as if I will watch this at least 20 more times in my life.
Hanks best, most lovable, and most entertaining performance.
THIS is entertainment.
The Terminal (2004) is een erg vermakelijke humoristische film over Tom Hanks die vastzit op een vliegveldterminal ^^
Заново открыл для себя один из самых нелюбимых (в прошлом) фильмов Спилберга. Фокус в том, что на пресс-показе он шел в дубляже и поэтому терял все очарование – в причесанном звучании фильм выглядел рядовой романтической комедией. В оригинале оказалось, что работа Тома Хэнкса невероятна, а у Спилберга стальные яйца – кто еще может снять историю на ломаном английском в безжизненном терминале, и превратить ее в полнокровное чудо?
Diego Luna can actually ruin a movie, but this movie kinda sucked from the beginning. It has a unique concept, i'll give it that.
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.