At $20,000,000+ per movie, Tom Hanks always delivers. This movie takes the hustle and bustle environment that is a busy airport, and focuses in on one character, facing the problem of not being allowed to exit the airport due to a war being fought in his homeland.
Hanks character is "urged" to leave the airport by the airport management, because if he leaves the airport they will not be responsible for him. But Hanks discovers he has a sanctuary within the airport, due to not having citizenship anywhere else, and creates a life within the import, gets work, and even learns english.
We meet the various characters that work behind the scenes to keep airports running effectively. Catherine Zeta Jones plays the love interest of Hanks, offering continuity as a flight-attendant using Hanks to develop her character throughout the movie.This is a romantic look at one life within an environment notorious for busy people passing through.
The production of the movie is grand, you almost feel you know your way around the airport during the film. The large set which the film is shot in is large, and high budget, and also contributes to the overall authenticity of the setting.