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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A tense, concise and elegantly shot film. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This B-list thriller portrays air crews as inept, at best, and callous and cruel at worst. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite excellent elements - great actress, taut plot, slick visuals - Flightplan is like airplane food. No matter how good the ingredients the air chef has to work with, the entree inevitably ends up tasting like a Xerox of a facsimile of a meal. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The plot is contingent on everything going perfectly in ways no one can possibly predict, right down to the most outlandish happenstance of timing and human behavior. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    There is something really nasty about this cold, calculating exercise in mob psychology and human venality. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie's excellence comes from Foster's performance as a resourceful and brave woman; from Bean, Sarsgaard and the members of the cabin crew, all with varying degrees of doubt; from the screenplay by Peter A. Dowling and Billy Ray; and from the direction by Robert Schwentke. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    For at least two-thirds of its length, all elements combine for a taut thriller, a Hitchcockian exercise in suspense pitting human frailty - can our minds be trusted? - against human resourcefulness. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Jodie Foster's fiercely intelligent performance drives this disappointing thriller, whose taut, carefully constructed first half is sadly negated by its implausible and -- worst of all -- unengaging conclusion. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Doesn't have its heroine's conviction. It'd be better if it had. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    A thriller of passive virtues, the steely intensity of Jodie Foster notwithstanding. It's not too violent. It's not assaultive. Even James Horner's music plays it cool. show more

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