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  • Summary: Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-art 474 aircraft, Kyle Pratt (Foster) faces every mothers' worst nightmare when her six year-old daughter vanishes without a trace mid-flight from Berlin to New York. (Touchstone Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. A tense, concise and elegantly shot film.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    Has a routine finish but up to that point is a more than decent thriller--or, given its taut self-containment, a more than decent Hitchcockian "exercise in suspense."
  3. Reviewed by: Ian Freer
    An enthralling, enjoyable if ultimately far-fetched thriller.
  4. 50
    But coming on the heels of "Red Eye," which is nothing if not an efficient thrill machine, Flightplan can only look conspicuously flat by comparison.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    I'd like to say that Flightplan is one of those white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides that critics are always raving about, but instead, it's more like a transatlantic flight with no clear destination, where the cabin noise makes it impossible to sleep and the in-flight movie is a rerun.
  7. 25
    This movie demands that the viewer -- and even its own characters -- turn into thumb-sucking 3-year-olds with no need for plausibility or logic, as long as there are lots of flashing lights and whooshing noises emanating from the screen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 57
  2. Negative: 15 out of 57
  1. Amanda
    Jan 7, 2006
    I think this was the best movie i have ever seen sence i was a little kid i think this is a 2 time movie every one should go see it.
  2. marshall
    Oct 15, 2005
    I looooved it! it was amazing, i would have given it a 10, but there was one sequence that didn't make any sense, but nonetheless, a great thriller. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2012
    There are some questions to be answered in order to make this movie make complete sense, but I found it incredibly interesting to watch. Gripping and suspenseful. Even in doubt, you are on Foster's side. Finally a thriller mystery that doesn't end with the person being crazy!!! Expand
  4. SusanM
    Sep 26, 2005
    A decent thriller. Nothing too memorable, but it is watchable. It has some intense monents and some good acting. Mostly it's very run of the mill, but sometimes that can be okay. It was for me on Friday night! Expand
  5. KarenW.
    Feb 7, 2006
    Really disappointing. Just not the quality you would expect from Jody Foster.
  6. JustinC.
    Mar 1, 2006
    Has anyone ever noticed The Baltimore Sun never has any idea what they're talking about with every movie they review? At any rate, this film has so many loose ends I began shopping for end tables. At least 30% of the movie doesn't make sense by the end and in an attempt to be a thriller it assumes the general public will just forget that it decides not to tie pieces together. I'm disappointed that Foster makes absolutely no judgment calls with scripts anymore. She might be middle-aged but have some pride girl! Expand
  7. ApocalypseBrown
    Mar 3, 2007
    Enter a contestant for the Hollywood hall of Turkeys. Totally abject and brainless, what a waste of time and money. AVOID!

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