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Life is waiting.
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at JFK airport from a politically unstable country only to find himself trapped at the terminal for his passport is no longer valid & he can't be deported back because of the outbreak of war in his homeland.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…
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.
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.
Arguably my favorite Spielberg film. Again and again, I get caught up in Viktor's fight against the system. This time around, the rewatch felt different as I was watching the film and realized that my life has been a waiting room for a while now. We all wait for someone or for something and The Terminal hits me because of that. It makes me realize how tiny we are in this world and yet, we all wait for someone. We all do.
Gosh I love this film.
Otro de los esfuerzos menores de Spielberg, donde la misma sentimentalidad a la que sucumbió en Amistad y Always ahora le juega una mala pasada al combinarla con los códigos de la comedia romántica. Eso sí, tiene a un buen protagonista en Tom Hanks y a un buen grupo de secundarios que, lamentablemente, nunca dejan de ser caricaturas.
"As Viktor begins to touch the lives of each of these wacky supporting characters, Spielberg and his writing team drizzle this stranger-than-fiction concept of a man trapped in an airport with Hollywood sentimentality. For the most part, it is merely inoffensively fluffy. At times it is even relatively charming – especially because it is fuelled by the charisma of Tom Hanks’s typically lovable performance. However, the film’s tendency to gravitate towards sentimentality becomes nauseating in the final act. Even for a movie with such an outrageous premise as The Terminal the last 15 minutes are so mawkish it pushes the fantasy into a realm of total ridiculousness."
The movie seems like it was only made to make you say "awwww". For me, it only made me say "ughhhhh".
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For the sum of it's parts, "The Terminal" can make for a decent watch at times, most notably for the first half hour, thanks to some solid moments of comedy, fine performances, and Steven Spielberg's vibrant use into establishing the setting. The problem, however, is that the episodic nature of the storytelling can get very dull and drawn-out after a while, which can cause some major lulls in the pacing and make the film longer than it really needs to be. In addition to that, it's overly sappy and sentimental (even by Spielberg standards), the romance subplot feels forced and contrived, and for the many interesting ideas and questions raised by it's premise that it wants to tackle, it doesn't…
I am usually not a big fan of feel good movies, especially not of those with overly evil antagonists who take totally impersonal things on a personal level (looking at you Ferris Bueller). I think it has something to do with my generally pessimistic view on the world or whatever. However, The Terminal succeeded at making me feel for a character in a feel good movie which makes it in my book a good movie. It’s not that I think feel good movies aren’t entertaining but that only few of them make me actually care about anything that’s happening.
The reason why felt more emotionally invested is because there is an actual problem and Viktor is one of the most…
This is movie is cheesy but it's just so heart warming. A director like Spielberg knows what to do with this genre. Tom Hanks of course does well but Stanley Tucci is perfect as the bureaucratic slime ball.
i love this movie i love tom hanks i hope he's okay wherever he is and i hope he's happy and smiling and getting enough sleep and is hydrated and healthy and i hope someone is making sure that he is okay at all times because i will literally die for this man i love him so much
Here is a list of films where I disagree with the RottenTomatoes score (My score being "fresh," or over 3/5…
Haven't seen quite a few of these in years but here it is