100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A tense, concise and elegantly shot film.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
For at least two-thirds of its length, all elements combine for a taut thriller, a Hitchcockian exercise in suspense pitting human frailty - can our minds be trusted? - against human resourcefulness.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie's excellence comes from Foster's performance as a resourceful and brave woman; from Bean, Sarsgaard and the members of the cabin crew, all with varying degrees of doubt; from the screenplay by Peter A. Dowling and Billy Ray; and from the direction by Robert Schwentke.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Doesn't have its heroine's conviction. It'd be better if it had.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Jodie Foster's fiercely intelligent performance drives this disappointing thriller, whose taut, carefully constructed first half is sadly negated by its implausible and -- worst of all -- unengaging conclusion.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Since Foster plays warming-up-for-a-straitjacket panic with a clenched intensity rare to behold in a Hollywood actress, I, for one, was rooting for the radical -- that is, nuthouse -- option.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
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.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There is something really nasty about this cold, calculating exercise in mob psychology and human venality.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This B-list thriller portrays air crews as inept, at best, and callous and cruel at worst.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Despite excellent elements - great actress, taut plot, slick visuals - Flightplan is like airplane food. No matter how good the ingredients the air chef has to work with, the entree inevitably ends up tasting like a Xerox of a facsimile of a meal.
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53 out of 100
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