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Flightplan Reviews

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Nell Minow
September 1, 2011
It's always a bad sign in a thriller when the big reveal is greeted by hoots of derisive laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joshua Starnes
March 22, 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 | Original Score: 7/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Tense but riveting thriller, best for teens+.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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?!
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 6, 2007
a white-knuckle ride into the anxieties and terrors of the new millennium... Fasten your seatbelts.
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 26, 2007
Following a smooth takeoff, this psychological thriller hits some turbulence and crash lands due to a preposterous, almost comical, turn of events.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 15, 2007
Foster is a master at portraying a woman in terror who's trying to balance her fears with a survival instinct that drives her to somehow prevail.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
While I do think that Foster and the movies she makes need to lighten up, that isn't quite what I have in mind.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 31, 2006
The bickering back and forth between Foster and Sarsgaard becomes tiresome. And the erriness dissipates without anything as interesting to replace it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2006
A disposable B-movie without much excitement or ingenuity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
January 28, 2006
It's not a good movie despite its stylishness and performances, but it does have a short window of appeal for reasons entirely independent of its plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 19, 2006
Jodie Foster, the real-life mother of two young sons, follows 'Panic Room' with another thriller that allows her to physicalize her maternal instincts into action-movie heroics. (Does her experience as a child actor help explain this protective streak?)
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 10, 2006
The movie may not soar, but it flies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Turner
December 6, 2005
As plane-based suspense thrillers go, Flightplan has a smooth take off and cruises along nicely for a while, but it hits a rocky patch of turbulence in the third act and goes into a fatal tailspin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
November 16, 2005
Rumor is Ms. Foster's picky about scripts. It's an interesting notion, but it doesn't quite explain the existence of Flightplan
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Alan Dale
November 9, 2005
The makers of Flightplan have trimmed all the meat off The Lady Vanishes as if it were fat and served us the bone.
November 9, 2005
If you can forgive the story for being what it is, as I could not, you will probably get your money's worth out of this film. When will they ever learn?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
November 9, 2005
It never really takes off as a fully developed chiller, rather settling for familiar characters and cloudy motivations.
Full Review
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 7, 2005
With two and a half good acts out of three and a charismatic Jodie Foster holding at the centre, Flightplan warrants the fare for paying passengers.
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