Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Terminal (2004)

Personal Rating- 7.0 out of 10           IMDB Rating- 7.1 out of 10

Plot Summary-  The Terminal is the story of a man named Viktor Navorski (actor Tom Hanks) who finds himself in a pickle after arriving at the New York airport to find out that he is a man without a country. As it turns out while in flight to New York in his home country of Krakosia there was the breakout of a war, causing the downfall of the current government, leaving Mr. Navorski without a country, and thereby deemed "unacceptable" to enter New York or even to get on a plane and go back home. He is forced to live within the terminal, and while he is there surprisingly he finds friends, work, becomes a "hero", and even love. The movie is inspired by the true story of a man who lived in Charles DeGaulle Airport from August 1988 to August 2006

Personal Review-Given the assumption that any movie with Tom Hanks in it will be an amazing movie ( i.e. Forrest Gump, Castaway, Big...) of course you would be right with this film. I personally really love the acting style of Tom Hanks and he really pulled this one off rather well, even nailing down the European accent with perfection.  I thought the storyline was a little unbelievable but with most comedies they usually are. I mean really there had to be some way for this man to either enter America or be deported back home, legally. It was hilarious when Viktor actually got a job inside the airport while LIVING inside the airport, much less than a legal US citizen. I was also surprised that he was actually allowed to stay within the airport and even have as much as a makeshift bedroom for I believe around 9-10months.

Movie Clip- (spoilers sorry)

-I chose this clip because it shows the landmark occasion for Viktor to leave the airport... but due to a curious camera he stays, and from this point forward is in for good.

Memorable Quotes-

Businessman/passenger in bathroom: [Viktor is shaving in the bathroom] Ever feel like you're living in an airport?

Gupta Rajan: [after catching Viktor digging through his trash cart] Do you have an appointment?
Viktor: "Uh?"
Gupta: "I'm sorry, I don't let anyone to look at my trash without an appointment."
Viktor: "Uh?"
Gupta: "I have an opening next Tuesday."
Viktor: "Tuesday. Tuesday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Tuesday."
Gupta: "It will be good time for you to come back and get lost. Okay, goodbye. Sorry."


  1. I watched this movie with my mom. I'm a sucker for chick flicks!

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  3. great movie !

    supporting you
    take care.

  4. you've got some good insight in this post :)

  5. I like your reviews and the movies you review as well. This move was amazing.

  6. I've never seen it. Doesn't sound too bad by your post.

  7. Yeah, anything with Tom Hanks is def a win.

  8. security nowadays wouldnt let this happen.