Flightplan (2005) – Encore Review


“Miss Pratt, there are 425 passengers on this flight who are not receiving any attention at the moment because every one of my flight attendants are looking for a child that none of them believe was ever on board! If you think we could be doing more to meet your needs, then I suggest you take it up with customer service after we land.” – Captain Rich

Number of Times Seen – 3 times (26 Nov 2005, 29 Dec 2013 and 27 Oct 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – While on a trans-Atlantic flight, an engineer’s daughter goes missing and she must try and find her before the plane lands.

My Take on it – This is a film that I enjoyed more this time around then I did during the previous two watches.

The plot is quite thrilling and they find a way to keep things quite suspenseful the whole way through.

The movie sports a great cast with Jodie Foster doing a wonderful job in the lead.

Her performance is erratic enough to help make the ambiguity of the story feel much more plausible.

This film’s story is able to create a very tense scenario about a supersonic jet which allows us to feel the tension level climbing as the plane itself does.

The film also has a great supporting cast with Sean Bean and Peter Sarsgaard helping to make things feel even more suspenseful and intense as things progress.

There are some nice twists and turns along the way that help make the story feel quite unpredictable as it moves forward since it unfolds in ways that one might never expect.

Bottom Line – Great thriller that works on numerous levels. Foster does a wonderful job in the lead role because she makes us believe the ambiguity of the situation. They are able to create such a great scenario aboard a super jet which lets us feel the tension rising as the plane continues forward on its journey. The supporting cast is als great with Bean and Sarsgaard helping to keep things intense and suspenseful the whole way through. The unpredictability of this film helps things so much especially when things begin to unfold in ways that one might not expect at all.  Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In real life, Sean Bean, who plays Captain Rich, is terrified of flying and will do it only when absolutely necessary. Peter Sarsgaard also admits to having a lifelong fear of flying. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (upgrade from original review)

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