Rent Plane (2023)

3.3 of 5 from 327 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
In the white-knuckle action movie 'Plane', pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island - only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare's help, and will learn there's more to Gaspare than meets the eye.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Kelly Gale, , Angel Fabián Rivera, Fernando Chang, , , , Ricky Robles Cruz, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Marc Butan, Gerard Butler, Jason Constantine, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Eda Kowan, Luillo Ruiz, Alan Siegel, Mark Vahradian
Writers:
Charles Cumming, J.P. Davis
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2023
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • This Is Your Captain
  • Plane clothes
  • Brace for Turbulence
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2023
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • This Is Your Captain
  • Plane clothes
  • Brace for Turbulence
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2023
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English Dolby Atmos, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • This Is Your Captain
  • Plane clothes
  • Brace for Turbulence
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (5) of Plane

Terrific thriller delivers - Plane review by Alphaville

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05/05/2023

Superior plane-in-peril movie, both in the air and on the ground, given realism and heft by Gerard Butler’s authoritative performance and Jean-Francois Richet’s assured direction. Nothing ground-breaking here, but it has everything you want in an action thriller. Taut, tense and action-packed. There’s one brilliant hand-to hand fight scene filmed in one long single take, not dismembered into meaningless visual snippets as is commonplace these days. There’s also a great set of DVD Extras that go some way to explaining why this film really works. For best results try to avoid watching the trailer and reading the DVD sleeve notes and other reviews that unforgivably give away the whole plot.

6 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Perfectly acceptable action thriller - Plane review by ElectricGeek

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19/05/2023

I enjoyed this more than I thought i would. It’s nothing overly special but Gerard Butler is always very watchable in this kinda role and carries the movie.

It doesn’t really get going fully until about 50mins in but i appreciated that they kept the action fairly grounded and believable when the time came. And they avoided the ‘Die Hard’ cliche of turning the Captain into a one man army, killing machine that we’ve seen so many times before.

Watch for big Gerry B and the 50cal sniper scene ????

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Worthy Thriller with Good Action - Plane review by CD

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20/05/2023

The early dialogue, and the difficulty in hearing it, does not fill one with hope: co-pilot to pilot - example (paraphrased)  “I assume you are English?”; pilot “I would not lower myself to that level - I’m Scottish”.  However, Gerard Butler’s pilot character develops well after that to be an interesting person who cares for his passengers (who are a real mixed bag of personalities).  The scenario of the crash on the Island is not altogether unrealistic and the action sequences on and off the plane are excellent.  The baddies are suitably bad and the momentum of the film is well maintained till the end - altogether a satisfying film to watch.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Plane review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Plane is a film where you go in hoping to see some action involving terrorists and a commercial flight. That feels obligatory based primarily on the fact that the film stars Gerard Butler. Pretty sure there's some contract that requires him to punch somebody. To its credit, there's a decent action piece involving gunfire, a damaged plane, and some getting killed by the landing gear. That's the fun stuff. Unfortunately, that's the only fun stuff.

Butler plays Brody, a name not worth knowing because there's little to his character. He's a commercial pilot with a short fuse and a daughter he's seeking to get home to after one more flight. Unfortunately, this is a flight where one of the passengers is a criminal, the extradited Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter). Double unfortunate, a storm forces the Plane to crash land. Triple unfortunate, the island they land on is in the Philippines and teeming with violent militia members.

What follows is a daring clash of Butler and Colter taking on an onslaught of gun-toting, fist-throwing, and rocket-launching terrorists who seek little more than to murder their new guests and pillage their belongings. Some of these fights are pretty brutal, as when Colter goes down on the terrorists holding hostages by delivering sledgehammers to foreheads. Other fights feel like they’re only halfway through the editing process, as when Brody’s first fight with one of the militia members feels awkwardly lacking in tension and sound effects to be a compelling scene of excitement. The climax also has its fair share of brilliance with bad guys getting shot back with a powerful gun, flinging them around like ragdolls.

All that stuff is fine, but there’s very little to care about with so many bog-standard characters who are rarely interesting. Butler is just Butler, and Colter plays a guy who is so eager to take the money and run that he literally does just that in this narrative. The passengers are not all that memorable, where even the uppity American who is one “Let me speak to your leader” demand away from a bullet to the brain feels more like a template without the personality portion filled in. Perhaps the only character worth caring about in any of this is the Special Forces manager played by Tony Goldwyn, who takes this role so seriously despite spending all of it confined to one room and barking orders.

Now I can accept a film like this being mindless action and disaster, but those scenarios feel like all the thrills would have to pick up the slack. Sadly, they do not. I’d like to appreciate the terror of the plane going down in the opening act amid a thunderstorm. Still, the scene is so poorly lit and shaky with the camera that it becomes difficult to figure out where everybody is in the scene and who just died from getting knocked around in the aisles. I’d like to enjoy the scene with Brody cutting off the circulation to his first militia member in a fight, but it’s a scene in dire need of some post-production fixes. These issues make it hard to appreciate the solid climax, which is surprisingly well-shot and paced decently compared to the rest of the picture.

Plane is just…well, plain. It serves up only a minimum amount of thrills and phones in the rest as autopilot kicks in for most of the script and a good chunk of the set pieces. Even in the realm of mindless action films teeming with carnage, this film turns up short.

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