“The Terminal” is a heartwarming comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2004. The movie stars Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a traveler who becomes trapped in New York's JFK International Airport when his country is plunged into a civil war, rendering his passport invalid.
Navorski arrives in the United States and is denied entry into the country due to a political conflict in his home country, Krakozhia. Unable to leave the airport or return home, he takes up residence in the terminal and creates a life for himself there. He befriends airport staff and other travelers, including a flight attendant named Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Meanwhile, he faces obstacles from a stern airport official (Stanley Tucci) who wants him gone.
“The Terminal” is a charming and uplifting film that showcases Tom Hanks' acting talent and Spielberg's directorial skills. The story is entertaining and heartwarming, with themes of human connection, perseverance, and the power of hope. Hanks gives a stellar performance as Navorski, bringing both humor and depth to his character. The supporting cast also shines, particularly Tucci as the antagonist and Zeta-Jones as Navorski's love interest.
The film's production design and cinematography are also noteworthy, as the majority of the movie takes place within the airport terminal. The use of real airport locations, including JFK International Airport, adds authenticity to the film and creates a sense of confinement and isolation that enhances the story's themes.
“The Terminal” received generally positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, grossing over $219 million worldwide. However, it did not receive any major award nominations or wins.
Overall, “The Terminal” is a feel-good movie that showcases the resilience and adaptability of the human spirit. It is an enjoyable and heartwarming story that will leave viewers feeling uplifted and inspired.
|Directed by||Steven Spielberg|
|Produced by||Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Steven Spielberg|
|Screenplay by||Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson|
|Story by||Andrew Niccol Sacha Gervasi|
|Starring||Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana,|
|Music by||John Williams|
|Edited by||Michael Kahn|
|Amblin Entertainment Parkes/MacDonald Productions|
|Distributed by||DreamWorks Pictures|
|Release date||June 18, 2004|
|Running time||128 minutes|
|Box office||$219.4 million|