Watch Tom Hanks trapped in a US airport terminal and also in the worst film of both his and Spielberg's not inconsequential careers. A slow first half nods knowingly to the comedies of Jacques Tati before nodding off completely while the second is a turgid slough of manipulated sentiment. The corporate product placement is as shameless as the shallow and soulless film-making. Barely watchable and irredeemably trite.
It seems entirely unfair to describe this film as 'based on a true story' when the story it's 'based on' is so harrowing... I can't help but think it trivialises a pretty sad story and a much larger issue. Having said that I did find the film very funny! If I hadn't heard of Mehran Karimi Nasseri before hand I would probably have really enjoyed it
If they'd cut the last 15 or 20 minutes i'd have given this 5 stars. I particularly liked the indian guy's juggling and plate spinning at 1:25. Very Wes Anderson. Is it a coincidence that this came out the very same year as the life aquatic? Yes I think it is. It occurs to me now that this should have been a Bill Murray film.
There is much about this film that is appealing: sharp dialogue, laugh out loud moments and sparkling musical cues… all of which largely disappear after the opening hour. From this point onward the film descends into the sugary sentimentalism that is present in much of Spielberg's work. An excellent Tom Hanks manages to extricate himself from this syrupy mess - as does the wonderful Stanley Tucci.
2004, dir. STEVEN SPIELBERG - 8/10 (USA) Yine Tom Hanks'den harika bir performans.. Film Gerçek bir olaya dayanmasının yanında, Tek Mekanda geçen filmlerden birisi. Amerikalı bir oyuncu olan Tom Hanks'in bu film için Rus aksanıyla yeterince başarılı bir şekilde konuşması beni şaşırttı. Filmdeki Dil farklılıkları nedeniyle çıkan anlaşmazlıklar bir hayli komikti. Hoş bir vakit geçirmemi sağlayan bir filmdi,
Uno stralunato Tom Hanks come non si vedeva da Forrest Gump, ottimamento doppiato nella versione italiana che non toglie niente al personaggio bensì aiuta a calare lo spettatore nella storia. Una Zeta Jones nella parte della donna superficiale e poco sensibile, parte che ormai le viene fin troppo bene...
While Steven Spielberg would tackle post-9/11 paranoia in a much darker way in 2005's WAR OF THE WORLDS, he explored it with a lighter touch in THE TERMINAL, a charming tale of a man stuck in a New York airport when his visa is invalidated by a military coup in his home country. Pokes gentle fun at American bureaucracies at a time of heightened fears, easing the pain with a lovely, humanistic touch.