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Flightplan Reviews



Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

September 23, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Robert Schwentke

Starring :

Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Sean Bean, Amanda Brooks

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 4

“..ultimately a middling effort that lacks dramatic pay-off...”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
6 of 10

“..never really lives up to its full potential...”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
4.5 of 5

“..great fun..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
2 of 4

“..gets sillier and less tense the closer it gets to its major revelations..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3.5 of 5

“..fulfills enough of its tension-producing objectives..”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
4 of 5

“..definitely worth seeing..”
by Zak Santucci [The Cinema Source]
“..crap out on its promises..”
by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
2 of 4

“..can't avoid falling apart during its final half-hour...”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..an excellent takeoff..”
by Kit Bowen [Hollywood]
3.5 of 4

“..an absorbing mystery thriller that will hold any audience to the finish...”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2.5 of 5

“..a terrific-looking thriller that wastes no time with embellishment or asides...”
by Sheri Linden [Boxoffice Magazine]
4.5 of 5

“..a taut and clever thriller..”
by [E! Online]
2 of 4

“..a solid enough takeoff, but with such unnecessary distractions, even Foster can't save it from crashing...”
by Paul Doro [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 5

“..a high-concept idea that was never fleshed out into anything resembling a cohesive and satisfying story,..”
by Scott Weinberg [EFilmCritic]
4.5 of 5

“..a first-rate thriller and one of the don't-miss films of the fall season..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4

“..a film that leaves no doubt how it is going to end and, upon examination, makes absolutely no sense whatsoever...”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Christopher Null [Filmcritic]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Rob Blackwelder [SPLICEDwire]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Neman [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Hanh Nguyen [Zap2it]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
0.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jan Stuart [Newsday]
Reviewed by John Patterson [L.A. Weekly]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]

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