The Terminal

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This romantic comedy from director Steven Spielberg revolves around an Eastern European man by the name of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), whose plans of immigrating to New York were hastened by a violent coup in his home country. Unfortunately, Viktor finds himself on the wrong end of a nasty technicality while en route to America: His passport was issued from a country, which, during its upheaval, ceased to exist in an official capacity. Unauthorized to leave Kennedy Airport upon his arrival and unable to return home, Viktor finds himself exiled inside the terminal's international transit lounge. Though airport official Frank Dixon (Stanley Tucci) views Viktor as an annoying bureaucratic glitch, other airport employees — including a beautiful flight attendant by the name of Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) — come to see him as a welcome, if unofficial, addition to their numbers. As the days stretch on into months, the terminal transforms from an intimidating atmosphere of forced assimilation into a country within itself, complete with culture, ambition, status, complex diversity, and the need for love. Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant. The Terminal Wiki

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- Classic5 star

This movie hits yah in the feels always been a favorite of mine and don’t know why

- The land of opportunity5 star

I saw this movie a number of years ago and decided to rewatch it because it is a “feel good” movie that never gets old! The movie makes me nostalgic about NYC and the Tri-State area in general where I grew up, even though most of the movie takes place in JFK airport. I don’t remember JFK very well since it’s been awhile since I flew through there, so it seems like the airport itself could possibly be Newark airport as well. Tom Hanks is in so many exceptional iconic NYC movies and this movie ranks right up there with the best! I loved the nuances of the different characters especially Viktor and Gupta! This movie embodies the true spirit of the American dream. It demonstrates that America is a place that welcomes diversity. It demonstrates that America is a place where even immigrants can experience a sense of belonging. Given the current global pandemic, it seems that many people have forgotten that America is about showing compassion to the less fortunate. This theme is brought up several times in the movie and functions as a “teachable moment.” This lesson proves to still be poignant in contemporary times. I hope that people will rewatch this movie and rely on its narrative to help mitigate the sense of alienation in our current political climate.

- Tom hank is great5 star

Great movie

- UNDERRATED HANKS MOVIE5 star

Please watch you'll become a bigger fan of hanks after you watch this film definitely a classic.

- Terminal5 star

Gorgeous movie

- Disclaimer5 star

What I learned from watching Terminal, Castaway, Sully, Captain Phillips, and Apollo 13. Don't ever travel with Tom Hanks!!!!

- Enjoyable Surprise5 star

Had never even heard of this movie. However, thought I would give it a try and was not disappointed. Very heart warming! Perfect “date night” movie.

- The terminal was excellent5 star

This movie was amazing, full of emotion. Really shows the good side of the human spirit.

- still funny5 star

this was a good movie. laughed cried and cheered. no in that order

- Hilarious!5 star

Out of all the movies in the world this is my favorite!

- So heart warming!5 star

A fantastic job by Steven Spielberg! Unbelievable acting skills by Tom Hanks! Simply the best movie ever!!!

- The best movie no has seen!!!5 star

Tom Hanks and his accent are movie gold. Gorjitza... mustard.

- Incredible5 star

Simply one of the best movies ever

- Hysterical5 star

So funny

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Bombom121209 - Pas traduit en français ???1 star

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Bartai - Awesome5 star

I love it so funny Tom Hanks has a tough acting part

JEL96 - Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!5 star

This movie is a amazing win for movies! Tom Hnaks is outstanding hilarious sad its just pure awsome

em il sus - Great story5 star

You will love the concept of the movie. It's very entertaining. One of my favorite movies of all times.

moviegrabber - The terminal5 star

Great story, intriguing characters, and a story of sensitive survival smothered in light hearted comedy. Don’t miss this movie, you’ll smile for days. Good on you Spielberg and Hanks!

Thomas Robson - love it5 star

romantic and also funny as hell

Vege-Juice - Bummer...3 star

Left me wondering why we watched it... Struggled to give it 3 stars.

Blossbink - Great movie5 star

One of the most enjoyable, light and easy movies I've watched in a long time. Good acting all round. Tom Hanks plays another great role (shades of Forest Gump), where you cannot fail to love him, and also the others who become his supporters. Love it!

Hadji1989 - Masterpiece5 star

Great film. A+

occor64 - Don’t miss it5 star

Great film and you won’t be disappointed. “ he said medicine for goat “ ...watch it and you’ll understand what that means :)

KarltoonTV - A heartwarming comedy.5 star

Another great Tom Hanks film. Steven Spielberg directed this film beautifully and John Williams score is the cherry on top. I just loved the story of it.

Jonah Lewin - The Terminal5 star

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Verry good laugh and worth the 7 bucks.

Game_Granted - pure magic5 star

Seen this film so many times now and still makes me laugh and smile… a must see for anybody

baggie hannigan - The terminal4 star

Really good film although a bit far fetched in parts,well worth watching.😀

Ryan-2011 - I hate da Tuesday!5 star

Lol love this film😊⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

absolutley fantastic - Film to love5 star

From the first moment I watched this on the tv I fell head over heals for this film and I knew I had to go and buy it. Ever since buying it I haven't been able to stop watching. It's based on a true story which captures the tail of the journey of one man. I would rate this film higher than 5.

Roddy77777 - Enjoyable4 star

Very enjoyable comedy, Tom Hanks is truly superb, good story line. A film that everyone can watch and enjoy.

dhruvb23 - nice movie .. !!5 star

loved it

drinmurf - BRILLIANT5 star

Makes me laugh every time! Very good!

Windomearle39 - Entertaining4 star

For some reason this film seemed to receive unfair criticism on it release. I really enjoyed it.

BowieDoll - Really touching5 star

Krakozhia may not be a country and Tom Hanks may not be russian, but it's still a killer film. Every time I see it, I just like it more. Well done Mr. Speilberg and co.!

Jee wiz - seen it 8 times and it's still a 10/10 film5 star

great, makes me happy ever time I see it! lovely chrismas film ( has nice festive morals in it)

Glewsey - Great film!4 star

Saw this film at the cinema and just thought that it was a good easy watch! Not Tom hanks best film, but certainly still a good watch and worth purchasing! 7/10

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