Flightplan (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Flightplan (2005)



Critic Consensus: The actors are all on key here, but as the movie progress, tension deflates as the far-fetched plot kicks in.

Movie Info

A woman is forced to prove her own sanity to save the life of her daughter in this taut thriller. Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is a successful aircraft designer who has recently been dealing with the traumatic death of her husband. After traveling to Berlin on business with her six-year-old daughter, Julia (Marlene Lawston), Kyle falls asleep on their flight back to New York, only to discover that her daughter has gone missing. While not knowing where Julia has gone is troubling enough, even more disturbing is the insistence by sky marshal Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard) and Captain Rich (Sean Bean) that no records indicate that the child ever boarded the jet. As Kyle becomes increasingly desperate to find her daughter, she must prove to the men in charge that her daughter did in fact board the plane with her, and that this turn of events is not a product of her imagination. But if Julia has gone missing, who has taken her and why? Also starring Erika Christensen and Kate Beahan, Flightplan was the first English-language feature from German director Robert Schwentke.more
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and some intense plot material)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 24, 2006
Box Office: $89.6M
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Sean Bean
as Captain Rich
Kate Beahan
as Stephanie
Shane Edelman
as Mr. Loud
Mary Gallagher
as Mrs. Loud
Haley Ramm
as Brittany Loud
Forrest Landis
as Rhett Loud
Judith Scott
as Estella
Gavin Grazer
as FBI Agent
Neil Patil
as Angry Passenger
Bess Wohl
as Katerina
Christian Berkel
as Mortuary Director
Klaus Schindler
as Metal Detector Guard...
Eva Plackner
as Ion Tracker Guard 1
Jesse Burch
as Row 19 Male Passenge...
Greta Scacchi
as Therapist
Drake Johnston
as Main Deck Kid
Lois Hall
as Main Deck Grandma
Dirk Vahle
as Helicopter Pilot
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News & Interviews for Flightplan

Critic Reviews for Flightplan

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (43)

It's always a bad sign in a thriller when the big reveal is greeted by hoots of derisive laughter.

Full Review… | September 1, 2011

As with many modern thrillers the actual plot, once it comes to light, is highly implausible, there are a few too many turns towards the end and the climax errs towards the anti-climatic. That being said, it's well put together and entertainingly moody.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011

Tense but riveting thriller, best for teens+.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

If it's post 9/11, why would they have a plane with bathrooms that lead to tunnel-sized ventilators that have access to the plane's machinery?!

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

a white-knuckle ride into the anxieties and terrors of the new millennium... Fasten your seatbelts.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Eye for Film

Following a smooth takeoff, this psychological thriller hits some turbulence and crash lands due to a preposterous, almost comical, turn of events.

Full Review… | May 26, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Flightplan

Execellent thriller about Jodie who loses her daughter on board a flight. No one believes her. An unusual role for Sean Bean.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


This is the right kind of movie for Jodie Foster to do her thing. Cause she's good at this. It was pretty interesting...But it's the kind of movie where you kind of don't wanna find out what have happened. Cause the secret is more exciting than the truth. But it was a good movie. And I'm glad I saw it

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Although Flightplan is a highly predictable film, Jodie Foster gives a good performance, which keeps you glued throughout, just sit back and enjoy.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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