Flightplan (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Rex Reed
New York Observer

[Foster's] such a valuable commodity that I wish she'd spend her time making better movies.

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

The vanished child one really misses here is that adorably sparky, wised-up kid from Bugsy Malone and Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

We're starkly reminded that there's nothing quite so fickle as paranoia, and that some people are never more persuasive than when they're out of their minds.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

One of those thrillers that pivots around the question of how daring -- or how focus-group cautious -- we suspect the filmmakers will turn out to be.

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Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Tense but riveting thriller, best for teens+.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I do think this is a solid thriller for our times.

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Nell Minow

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

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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?!

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Execellent thriller about Jodie who loses her daughter on board a flight. No one believes her. An unusual role for Sean Bean.
Chris Weber
Atmosphere, tension, and acting are what make this an enjoyable, above average thriller. Paying too much attention to plot holes, contrivances, and that sort… More
Martin Sahlin
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… More
Alex roy
Flightplan is an intense thriller with a very good cast. Starring Jodie Foster as an aircraft designer, she boards a plane that she designed with her daughter.… More
Lady D'arbanville
Although Flightplan is a highly predictable film, Jodie Foster gives a good performance, which keeps you glued throughout, just sit back and enjoy.
Eric Alvarez
Has its ups and downs. Could have been better, if it didn't become so farfetched as certain points.