“ Because its subject matter is evocative of the 9/11 attacks (despite being filmed two years prior) and our current terrorism fears, it held my interest longer than I expected it would.
“As the action lurched from this implausible random plot twist to that piece of clunky, cliche-ridden dialogue, I found myself being charmed by the sheer awfulness of it all.
“ And there's something sad about seeing Tom Berenger reduced to such a useless and dull secondary character.
“ This one is definitely a turkey so don't waste your time with it.
“ The movie hit 'turbulence' again, but then it was smooth sailing to a fascinating finish that could never happen.
“ This film is so unrelently ghastly that I enjoyed it immensely.
“ The movie includes lots of technical details related to 747's that seem to slow down the story without adding much useful realism.
“ However, when the passengers start to fall asleep, it is clear that someone has drugged them somehow a fear that is proven to be correct when it turns out that a man has a deadly virus on board and is willing to use it.
“ The script is incredibly taut and suspenseful, with well-developed characters who we come to care about as they bond and join together as a team in opposition to their brutal assailant.
“ Entertaining Mindless Thriller .
“ Simply Stunning.
“ The worst movie I've seen in a long time.
“ Nordling is OK but can barely keep a straight face in some of his scenes while all the rest of the cast just fall into the various airplane cliché roles.
“ A unrelentingly powerful and breathtakingly intense motion picture experience.
“ I hope this was a huge loss for the film makers because it was a waste of 2 hours in my life I can never have back!
“ Magnificently directed by David MacKay from a story by Rob Kirchner, the special effects, stunning imagery, and outstanding cast come together superbly.
“There are few chances for the actors to shine, as the dialogue that they must recite vacillates between the trite and the ridiculous.
“ Instead it just throws yet another average or poor plot twist after another and it all gets tiresome long before it ends.
“ Spending your time watching this flick is pure waste of time.
“ Craig Sheffer delivers a bland performance as the hero, a former airplane pilot who became a technician/engineer after a flying accident and now has a chance to redeem himself.
“ What follows is repetitive, low rent action as one bad guy is defeated only for another to pop up.
“ Instead we have one of the most lifeless and boring heroes since Michael Dudikoff in Craig Sheffer.
“ A Saturday afternoon boring enough to surf all the way down to the WB network.