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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at JFK airport from a politically unstable country only to find himself trapped at the terminal for his passport is no longer valid & he can't be deported back because of the outbreak of war in his homeland.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.
Not so good as Catch Me If You Can but funny enough for the whole family. Hanks doesn't overact and thanks to him the film doesn't sink into mediocrity.
Tal vez no sea uno de los mejores trabajo de Spielberg, al igual que la trama y los personajes son demasiados planos. Pero no puedo evitar la maravillosa actuación de Tom Hanks y el estilo encantador del señor Spielberg hace que la película sea vista por lo menos una vez.
One thing that bothers me a little although I know it's stupid is how they use complicated words when talking to Viktor. Why would they use words like annexed or overthrow and also spoke so fast. Especially since I imagine they meet people who don't speak english quite often. And why would they let him go without finding a translator? My grandma got lost on english airport once and they got into great lengths to find someone who could explain the situation properly. I get that he might speak language that is not popular but they would at least find someone who speak i don't know Russian or some similar language to his own. And then aren't there some ambassadors…
Watched this at half 3 in the morning sat on the floor of JFK's Terminal 4.
Not nearly as much as a thrill ride being stuck in airport when you can smell your body odour seeping through the clothes you have to wear for another 24 hours.
...a delightful and heartwarming comedy-drama that never fails to capture the humanity of its characters. For a film that has a light story, it's quite a surprise how much of an engaging adventure it was, with compelling performances from its casts especially from Tom Hanks. It is a feel-good movie that celebrates the people who show compassion towards others.
This film is absolutely heartwarming and is comfort food when it comes to film for me.
The cinematography does exactly what it needs to do, Tom Hanks gives a great performance and the score is always great. I would recommend this to everyone from the most avid film watcher to the most casual.
It's fun, it doesn't innovate anything or push boundaries, but it is simply... wonderful!
Film #43 der 100 Filme im August Challenge
Ein weiteres Steven Spielberg und Tom Hanks Meisterwerk. Tom Hanks spielt wie immer extrem gut und der restliche Cast ist auch sehr gut. Ich habe noch nie einen Film gesehen den man mit Terminal vergleichen kann.
Fun movie to watch when you're on a plane.
La mina es una trola odiosa.
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.
I watched "Empire of the Sun" so long ago, I can't remember enough to rank it anywhere here, and I…