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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at JFK airport from a politically unstable country only to find himself trapped at the terminal for his passport is no longer valid & he can't be deported back because of the outbreak of war in his homeland.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…
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The Terminal was a film that was frequently visited in my adolescence, a favourite within our home, evoking an accessible and sentimental tone that once in a while strikes me, filling my insides with warmth; a film that immediately places a smile on my face right from the start. This is Tom Hanks not in his most complex and demanding of roles, but it is the one that got through to me since my initial viewing; powered by primarily nostalgia, the loneliness and heartbreak he endures is worthy of my sympathy, and it cannot be helped, but I gain a sense of awe in his ability to create an entirely new language…
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.
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…
A movie that has an absolutely lovable main character, amazing concept, an interesting "bad" guy played by Stanley Tucci that you can sympathize with at times, fleshed out amusing side characters that you can fall in love with............
And one that just severely crippled by an absurdly stupid love story B plot.
It an utter shame how much this side plot ruined the film for me. The love interest is the exact opposite of likable..... Dare I say it..... She is a Rachel McAdams of sorts. A coy diva roach if I had to be concise on the mater. She is very unlikable in my eyes and frankly adds nothing to the story. The film would have been a brisk…
Even when he does "simple" movies like this, Spielberg hits the spot.
The Terminal tells the story of an immigrant from a country in Eastern Europe, that is attached to another country, while he's in JFK airport. His passport becomes invalid and he can't leave the terminal.
With this plot, Spielberg delivers a very good movie helped by the great performance of Tom Hanks as the foreigner stranded in the terminal.
This 2004 American comedy-drama is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks, Cathernie Zeta-Jones, Stanly Tucci, Zoë Saldana, Chi McBride, Diego Luna, Kumar Pallana and Barry Shabaka Henley.
Viktor Navorski (Hanks) finds himself in a dilemma on arrival at New York’s JFK International Airport. While travelling, his home country of Krakozhia erupted in a civil war with the government overthrown, and with the old government now out of power and the new government unrecognised by US officials, Krakozhia is not deemed a sovereign nation and Viktor is a citizen of “nowhere”.
Temporary Director of Homeland Security for US Customs and Protection, Frank Dixon (Tucci), can’t let Viktor leave for American soil, but can’t send him home, so allows him…
I liked almost everything about this movie besides the flight attendant.
ein weiterer starker tom hanks film
kann man öfter als einmal gucken.
Amelia: I have to go.
Viktor Navorski: I have to stay.
Amelia: Story of my life.
Viktor Navorski: Me too.
Reminded me of Mr. Bean. "The Terminal" had some good moments, but also some bad. Could have been better, but still enjoyed the main idea of being stuck on an airport!
I am away from my movie collection for this long weekend, but I am with my DVD collection. Long story short, my back got destroyed by a bed I am not used to sleeping in, so I was up at 3am looking for a film to watch until the pain medicine kicked in. The Terminal at 3am and in pain seems like mana from heaven, but finishing it this afternoon had me thinking it was pretty vanilla. I think that really comes down to the fact that the first half is strong, but the second half feels like they didn't know where to take the story.
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