• The Terminal (2004)

The Terminal

Release Date: June 18th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

When Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), an Eastern European tourist, arrives at JFK in New York, war breaks out in his country and he finds himself caught up in international politics. Because of the war, the Department of Homeland Security won't let him enter or exit the United States. He's trapped at JFK -- indefinitely. While living at the airport, Viktor falls for a flight attendant (Catherine Zeta-Jones). She may have feelings for him too. But what good is love if Viktor can't leave the terminal?

Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna, Barry Shabaka Henley, Kumar Pallana, Eddie Jones

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Love interest, Lighthearted, Quest, 2000s, Love, Underdog, Hilarious, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    In a summer of remakes, sequels and movies swollen with effects, The Terminal stands out as a strikingly original comedy. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The movie is a delight in many ways: an unabashed romantic comedy and Capraesque fable that takes Spielberg into realms he's rarely traveled before. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A sweet and delicate comedy, a film to make you hold your breath, it is so precisely devised. It has big laughs, but it never seems to make an effort for them. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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