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Flightplan (2005)

Director:
Robert Schwentke
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Down in the Valley
RUNNING TIME
98 minutes
Producer:
Brian Grazer
Screenwriter:
Peter A. Dowling
Billy Ray


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Kyle Jodie Foster
Carson Peter Sarsgaard
Captain Rich Sean Bean
Stephanie Kate Beahan
Obaid Michael Irby
Fiona Erika Christensen

 

Review

Exciting, packed and well-paced film by German director Robert Schwentke in which the highly selective actress Jodie Foster must search for her missing daughter inside a state-of-the-art airplane which she helped design. The movie begins as a drama, develops into a thriller and then, unfortunately, ends off as a somewhat too slick action movie. The problem isn't that the script doesn't hold up, but rather that it comes off overly plotted. The acting throughout is fine, with Jodie Foster giving a good performance in the not very challenging lead, the talented Peter Sarsgaard looking great but being somewhat confined by a restricting role, and with Sean Bean in a delightfully well-weighted character.

Copyright 4.12.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]