The Terminal (2004)

[This review was originally published at Christianity Today.]Near the end of Steven Spielberg's new film The Terminal — an ambitious, whimsical and sentimental movie similar in tone and gloss to 2001's Catch Me If You Can — one of the characters proves to be quite a juggler. It's a delightful moment, primarily because we know we aren't watching a special effect. Kumar Pallana's really juggling those hoops and spinning those plates!Likewise, Spielberg's film is a juggling act that keeps th … [Read more...]

Ten Questions You’re Asking about Spielberg’s The Terminal

1. Is it worth seeing?Yes.2. Why is it worth seeing?Because it's Tom Hanks at his very best, with the most multi-dimensional and convincing character he's played in a long time. The movie set itself--an airport terminal constructed for the film--is a thing of beauty, and Janusz Kaminski films it in a spectacular array of kaleidoscopic light.3. Is it as good as Catch Me If You Can? … [Read more...]


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