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Flightplan (2005)

September. 23,2005
| Drama Thriller Mystery

Flying at 40,000 feet in a state-of-the art aircraft that she helped design, Kyle Pratt's 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace. Or did she? No one on the plane believes Julia was ever onboard. And now Kyle, desperate and alone, can only count on her own wits to unravel the mystery and save her daughter.


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i must have seen a different film!!

Griff Lees

Very good movie overall, highly recommended. Most of the negative reviews don't have any merit and are all pollitically based. Give this movie a chance at least, and it might give you a different perspective.


It's intriguing how someone can manipulate our minds! I thoulght of leaving the film in the middle because I thought the idea was extended in a boring way. I decided otherwise when there was a plot twist the film suddenly became interesting.


FLIGHTPLAN is a preposterous, appallingly written thriller that has to have one of the dodgiest plots in the history of film. The story revolves around a plane hijacking, but far be it from these villains to go the conventional takes-hostages-hold-bomb routine; no, they have to decide on a series of events so ridiculous and random that, with careful thought on the part of the viewer, the whole film gradually falls to pieces. It's a shame, because there's potential here; the first half of the film concentrates on the is-she-losing-her-mind? aspect of the story and does it well; they should have just left things there.But no, things gradually descend into unbelievable chaos as Foster becomes a John McClane style action hero, fending off a foe who would have trouble frightening little children. Peter Sarsgaard, whoever this guy is, is the worst actor I've seen in a long time, and he seems to think looking through half-closed eyes makes him sinister. No, buddy, it makes you look stupid. The climax descends into inanity which astonishingly rips off RED EYE, throwing that particular thriller into a good light, and it all ends with a cheesy syrup-laden Hollywood happy ending which'll have you retching.On the plus side? Well, the movie's well shot, apart from the completely unnecessary and ridiculous-looking spots of slow-motion (who would think it looked cool to have Foster running down an aisle shouting in slow motion?). Foster embarrasses herself in a film that's far below her talents, while at the same time reminding the viewer how much better PANIC ROOM was by comparison. One of my very favourite actors, Sean Bean, also pops up as the plane's captain, but his character is severely underwritten and doesn't get to do anything which sucks. FLIGHTPLAN is an awful movie, one I never want to go near again, and it's purely down to the writing. Whoever wrote this – and whoever greenlit the script in Hollywood – should never work again.


I didn't see the whole movie. My husband went outside, and left the TV on. I was walking by, and happened to glance up, and saw the camera on a window of a house. Kinda got me interested, since it looked just like a cross, and well most windows have got the usual up and across kind of shapes in their windows. Now, I haven't seen the whole movie, so I don't know who's house it was. So as I will still looking at the window, the camera was slowly going from left to right. Now that first window I saw, was a set of windows. Each had crosses. Now as the camera moved, there came up another set of windows, with the crosses again. But, the last window came up. If anyone watched this movie before, then this would be obvious, because I'm assuming it was a horror movie, but the last window was not a set, it was only one, and there, right in front of my eyes...was an upside down cross in the last window. So, I'm wondering if this was intentional, did it have some meaning to the movie, or did I not really see that?

Davis P

Flightplan (2005) starring Jodie foster is a very fun and entertaining thrill ride. This movie really is very well made and well written, and I really did enjoy every minute of it. I know that this film did not review very good reviews from professional critics, but I respectfully disagree. This movie is full of interesting plot twists, cool action/fight sequences, and great dramatic acting from all performers. I absolutely loved Jodie Foster in her lead role! Also, I enjoyed Sean bean's character in this film, he had some very good dramatic moments here. The plot of this film is very intriguing and engaging and the plot is well executed here. Also, I love how this movie isn't just another generic action movie full of a bunch of random effects, this is actually a very intelligent and smart movie that features a list acting and a well written script. Bottom line is that this film is very smart and fun and a true joy to watch, this is one more gem in Jodie Foster's filmography. 8/10 for Flightplan.