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  • Summary: After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the mostAfter a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    70
    Intelligent supernatural drama.
  2. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    50
    Turns out to be just another dud in the genre of revisionist mysteries that have been messing with our heads since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people. Only this time, the big reveal doesn't so much twist the plot as snap its neck.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    Cruising somewhere between therapy drama and paranoid thriller, this middlebrow tone poem aims for ambiguity but often veers into soporific, suspending answers (and often, viewer interest) en route to an ending that explains all.
  4. The film is a misfire, which you feel more acutely given the talents of those involved, including director Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives," "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her") and rising star Anne Hathaway.
  5. A clunky, dead-on-arrival scary drama that proves that even people with good taste need a good script or direction.
  6. A supernatural thriller so mechanically inept and lacking in suspense that it doesn't even pass muster as lowbrow Halloween-ready entertainment.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    30
    A kind of declawed, inside-out "Final Destination" -- with none of the sense of showmanship, and all the looming malice of a mawkish condolence card.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. KimmieM.
    Jul 18, 2009
    10
    I loved this movie! I was unsure when I saw it on Netflix because I had never heard of it...but it far exceeded my expectations. I think it I loved this movie! I was unsure when I saw it on Netflix because I had never heard of it...but it far exceeded my expectations. I think it was really well done and I think the Critics are being WAY too critical! Lighten up! Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2015
    10
    Watched this on Netflix. Surprise ending.....very enthralled all the way through. I really enjoyed this movie which I didn't realize was madeWatched this on Netflix. Surprise ending.....very enthralled all the way through. I really enjoyed this movie which I didn't realize was made years ago. Its a film you can enjoy without having to really think too hard. I loved it! Expand
  3. May 12, 2013
    10
    great movie, touch to the heart. Unthinkable end. I cried in 2008 when i saw it the first time, i cried again in 2013. There is nothinggreat movie, touch to the heart. Unthinkable end. I cried in 2008 when i saw it the first time, i cried again in 2013. There is nothing morereal in life more than death I Apreciated the movie secuence and the great end., I do not know why people rated low this movie, for me this movie was phenomenal. I imagine people are getting less sensitive in this century or people are forgetting to life free of materialism, violence and hatret. This movie is the oposite; true and pure love, respect to those gone and a good reason to clearly understand life. Expand
  4. TonyB.
    Jul 27, 2009
    6
    With fine performances by two of our best young actors and three always reliable veterans, "Passengers" is worth a look.
  5. Jan 7, 2012
    5
    I am a huge Anne Hathaway fan but I have to say that this is probably one of her worse movies. It's not bad through any fault of her own, theI am a huge Anne Hathaway fan but I have to say that this is probably one of her worse movies. It's not bad through any fault of her own, the acting by everybody in the movie is solid. This is just horrible writing. It's incredibly predictable. My wife actually guessed this within the first ten minutes. I enjoyed watching the ending but the journey to get there was just not worth it. Also, Anne Hathaway's character is supposed to by a therapist which makes 90% of this movie frustrating in how un-professional she is. Overall I was very disappointed and wont be watching it again. If you catch it on TV you might enjoy it otherwise it's not really worth watching. Expand
  6. JayH
    May 9, 2009
    5
    Tired and familiar, disappointing considering some of the talent involved. Too slow moving and it only scratches the surface of the story, Tired and familiar, disappointing considering some of the talent involved. Too slow moving and it only scratches the surface of the story, sloppily put together. Expand
  7. PhilD
    Jul 25, 2009
    2
    First hour was really boring and last 20 minutes didn't really help.

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