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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!
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.
So, the best way to learn a foreign language is to get stuck in its airport?!
But that annoyance aside, Spielberg proves he is the master by turning what should be shit, into a brilliant movie. And in Victor, Tom Hanks has found a character fit for his talents.
The Terminal is a film that tells a story that can only ever be real within the wonders of cinema. And The Terminal is a film that makes each and every one of us love the wonders of cinema.
Whether it’s from 1941 to Raiders of the Lost Ark to E.T or from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to The Colour Purple or even from Jurassic Park to Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg has proven himself to be one of the most versatile directors in the history of cinema. He once more proves it when making the shift from Minority Report to The Terminal.
The Terminal is a very basic yet very effective romantic comedy about an immigrant named Viktor Narvoski, played by the brilliant and charming Tom Hanks who is forced to reside within JFK airport when his country goes into war and manages to render his VISA useless.
The casting is terrific. Tom Hanks as Narvoski…
I just don't understand the hate this one gets. It seems so sincere to me which is why I go along with it all. It is all done with the best of intentions and that is enough for me. Also, I would say Hanks gives a pretty good performance. It is not easy to do what he does and not be annoying.
Spielberg has made better movies but the fact that it all happens in one place make this interesting!
Sweet drama following a man stuck in an airport, if unremarkable.
The love story feels like a rare miscalculation on the part of Spielberg, and the script - credited to Sacha Gervasi and Jeff Nathanson - prefers to spell things out more explicitly than it needs to in this storyline more than any of the others.
For example, in one scene Zeta-Jones buys a book about Napoleon, mentions to Hanks that Napoleon once took too much poison to kill himself which caused him to throw it up, then she outright states that she's just like Napoleon but with men instead of poison - it's a rare instance of Spielberg underestimating his audience (and just rotten dialogue, to boot). Contrast this with the scene during dinner where she essentially tells Hanks that…
Todo mundo sabe que o forte de Steven Spielberg nunca foi a ousadia. Então não fica difícil de imaginar que o resultado final dessa mais nova parceria com o astro Tom Hanks, "O Terminal", fique no meio do caminho, mas é mais um projeto que revela uma nova tendência do diretor a de conduzir produções menores e mais experimentais, vide "Prenda-me Se For Capaz".
Viktor Navorski (Hanks) é o único passageiro de um vôo que acaba de chegar de um pequeno país (Krakósia) que está imerso em uma autêntica Guerra Civil fazendo com que o seu visto e passaporte sejam invalidados em solo americano. A solução encontrada pelo chefe do aeroporto (Stanley Tucci) é de mantê-lo dentro do…
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Very predictable and nothing groundbreaking to say the least, but a nice light Hanks film that is low on the comedy level.
This movie is great. Such an intriguing premise, and so well acted by Hanks. Spielberg keeps things moving at a great pace, and manages to squeeze a fair bit out of a premise that may seem boring - there is plenty going on in this airport. I love how they created an entire terminal set for this film. Lots of fun, and very funny.
Begon licht en leuk met Tom Hanks als een Mr.Bean typetje. Maar draaide uiteindelijk uit in een veel te lange film die begon te vervelen.
Geen grote Spielberg fan hier.
This is a potentially interesting concept (inspired by a fascinating true story), but Spielberg and his screenwriters buried it under several layers of implausibility, contrivance, and stale Hollywood cheese.
Did this movie really need a villain, a romance, and heroic overtures? If this had been done in the cinema verite style of The Story of Qiu Ju and realistically depicted a man lost inside a bureaucracy, they could have had something very special. Instead it's just a unique premise for a lot of boilerplate sentimentality and dumb slapstick.
If you ever wanted to see Tom Hanks goof around in an airport terminal for 2 hours, this is the film for you.
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