Flightplan (Widescreen Edition)
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"Almost unbearably suspenseful and gripping." -- PETE HAMMOND, MAXIM
"Buckle up for a terrifying white knuckle flight that sizzles with suspense." -- BILL DIEHL, ABC RADIO NETWORK
"If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today he might make a movie like Flightplan." -- DAVID DiCERTO, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
"Its a tense, concise and elegantly shot film that creates a sense of menace " -- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, MICK LASALLE
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At first I couldn't believe that none of the passengers would admit to seeing Julia, but then as they are interviewed, it is amazing how many were too busy with families, business, etc. to really notice or pay attention. I expect it is pretty much how we all are. As Kyle's sanity is brought into question, we start to wonder who is right. Did we really see Julia? Jodie Foster is so strong in this movie. I like that she is proactive instead of reactive.
"Flightplan", Jodie Foster's newest film, is a promising, taut thriller that ends with a whimper. Directed by Robert Schwentke, the film works well for a long time and then falls victim to many of the problems that plague thrillers.
Beginning promisingly, we meet the grieving Kyle (Foster) who is mourning her husband's death. She has conversations with her dead husband, in the empty Berlin subway, or the empty snow swept streets. Her loss is significant and it isn't any easier that it happened in a foreign country, that she has a young daughter, or that there seems to be some question as to whether her husband slipped off the snowy roof or committed suicide. The film quickly establishes that Kyle and her husband have been in Berlin for a long time; six-year old Julia doesn't even know what type of food they have in America, so the trip home is a bit disorienting.Read more ›
It is with the plot that I have the most trouble. It is fairly convoluted. It does answer the questions the veiwers have when they watch the movie. Why would anyone do this to Jody Foster's character? Why would they kidnap the daughter? Is the husband's death related in anyway? If there is a conspiracy, how big is it?
However, there were quite a few holes in the plot that left me with a bad taste in my mouth after the movie. The movie just did't click for me at the end.
FLIGHTPLAN stars Jodie Foster (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PANIC ROOM, ANNA AND THE KING, CONTACT) in one of her most compelling roles. Peter Sarsgaard (JARHEAD, SKELETON KEY) stars as the air marshal on the jet who alternately helps and hinders Kyle Pratt's efforts to find her child. Directed by Robert Schewentke, who has done primarily German films but is now moving into the American market, the film has definite Hitchcockian tones.
FLIGHTPLAN is what the director frequently calls a "slow boil" in the bonus materials on the DVD. The quiet, heavy weight of the beginning as the viewer tries to sort out everything that is going on, dreading the certain knowledge that someone is dead sucks the audience into the story and Kyle Pratt's plight. The sets were also intricately plotted out, including the color (which affects both the mood and the tension the story ratchets up), and the 474 comes across as its own world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Two halves of the movie don't add up to a compete story that has any plausibility, even within this genre.Published 6 days ago by Marian H Blattner
Absolutely the worst movie I have seen in my life. Only a brain dead person would like it. The plot is preposterous to the n-degrees.Published 7 days ago by Steve
Goo suspense. What if. A good movie to keep you thinking and on the edge of your seat. Worth the watch for excitement!Published 18 days ago by Robert Butler
Jodie Foster easily carries a film. This one could have used some shortening, yet it was still a solid, gripping film. My family remained glued.Published 2 months ago by Ella F
Flightplan is a really solid movie, but it has its confusing moments as well (mainly in the second half). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bryan