Passengers

2009-03-16 09:21
 
What's it about?

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors.

When they share their recollections of the incident, which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened, Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers.

Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric, despite her better judgment, blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.

Here's what the critics had to say:
"The surprise ending isn't as shocking as those of Jacob's Ladder or The Sixth Sense, two stellar examples of the genre but it's still dramatically potent."
- Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader

"It's a long ride to a familiar destination."
- Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times

"The actors make a noble effort, but Passengers turns out to be just another dud in the genre of revisionist mysteries that have been messing with our heads since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people."
- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly

"The biggest shock (aside from seeing how arbitrarily movies are chosen for theatrical release) is provided by an intrusively blown newspaper."
- Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice



A grief counsellor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.

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