Channel 4: PREMIERE Saturday 5 December, 9pm
After receiving a menacing text message, federal air marshal Liam Neeson reacts like a blundering Belfast bull in a china shop on an increasingly fraught transatlantic flight from New York City to London.
Oscar-winning Julianne Moore among the red-herring passengers – and there are plenty of them – in a preposterously plotted thriller that’s not so much a rollercoaster as a bumper-car variation on the likes of Flightplan and Red Eye.
Thing is, Neeson’s got the straight-faced chops to be compelling in flaky material like this. Even when his colleagues consider him ‘a paranoid alcoholic with a gun and a badge’. A late play for national security relevance is rather less convincing.