The Terminal

directed by Steven Spielberg
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:2004
Date Added:07/18/2008
Date Watched:06/21/2004
My Rating:7

Reviews for The Terminal

Review - Terminal, The

Viktor Navorski is traveling to New York to fulfill a promise he made his father on his death bed. His father had collected the autographs of all the famous jazz musicians of the 50s except one. Viktor is trying to get that final autograph. But when he gets to the U.S., he discovers there’s been a revolution in his country and his visa has been cancelled. He can’t get into the U.S. and he can’t go back to his country. He’s stuck in the international terminal until the war ends.

He takes up residence in gate 67, which is under construction. He earns money for food as a construction worker in the terminal. Frank Dixon is in charge of security at the terminal, and he wants Viktor out of his hair, but in spite of many efforts, there’s nothing he can do about it. Viktor makes friends with many of the workers and becomes a hero when he helps out a Russian man who is trying to get medicine home to his father.

Viktor also meets and falls in love with Amelia, a pretty stewardess. Amelia likes Viktor, but she’s addicted to her affair with a married man and keeps returning to him. When the war finally ends, Dixon tries to send Viktor home, but the terminal security forces allow him to make a quick trip into New York and Viktor finally gets the final autograph.

The characters were likeable and the movie was entertaining, but by no means deep or significant.
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