For some odd reason I'd never seen this movie before, and that's a damn shame. Under lesser hands this probably would've been a much dumber Borat style comedy, which I'm sure would've been ok, but what Steven Spielberg does here is so much more endearing.
I like to clown on the man for his schmaltz, but with The Terminal it's a little more charming and less needing to be about something. While it's extremely lighthearted and fluffy, it's also extremely sincere and that's its key success.
Hanks here is fantastic, look past the East European accent and he's absolutely a quintessential Tom Hanks character, and he's the glue holding the film together entirely, although literally everyone is holding up their ends. Special kudos to Zoe Saldana, especially the Star Trek gags, and the late great Kumar Pallana.
Sometimes there's a feel good movie that comes along and it hits all the notes it needs to.