Film Review by Graham McIntosh | 17 Mar 2006
Film title: Flightplan
This is standard fare as thrillers go. With strong influences from Hitchcock, especially 'The Lady Vanishes', Jodie Foster stars as the woman whose daughter disappears from an aeroplane mid-flight. Sean Bean is a little wasted as the pilot, especially considering he was originally chosen to play the lead. Nonetheless, the script has more twists than expected, and the performances are winning enough to convince you. The attempts at the claustrophobic setting are a little redundant though, as quite a song and dance is made about the size of the aircraft in question. Ultimately, it is the screenplay that delivers an intriguing enough ride. [Graham McIntosh]
Released March 20.