This film on its own proves that Spielberg is a multi-talented director. Released during the time that Speilberg took a new turn in directing and decided to get away from the aliens and head towards true storys on a smaller scale.
The Terminal is a heart-warming story, that at moments can make you laugh and at others cry as well. The story tells of a man called Viktor. Who after arriving at a JFK New York Airport, discovers that his country is in the middle of a civil war. Unable to get back to his country or even step out of the airport as he temporarily has no country, he is being forced to live at the airport's lounge. He then goes on to meet new friends, get a job, and discover a liking to a air stewardess.
Tom Hanks who plays 'Viktor' does a fantastic job at playing a convincing foreigner. Sourrounded by a the likes of Cathrine Zeta-Jones and other fairly well known stars, thay make a great cast.
Theres very little to have a go at with this film except maybe that it does tend to go on a little sometimes. Its a fairly lenghty film, which is the only reason I didn't give this film 5 stars.
The Terminal is a treat for the family and with the joint efforts of Spielberg and Hanks leading the front, whats to dount. Highly recommended for all ages.