7500 (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes


7500 (2020)



Critic Consensus: 7500 never achieves maximum altitude as a skybound thriller, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt's solid central performance manages to hold it reasonably aloft.

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It looks like a routine day at work for Tobias, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot on a flight from Berlin to Paris as he runs through the preflight checklist with Michael, the pilot, and chats with Gökce, his flight-attendant girlfriend. But shortly after takeoff, terrorists armed with makeshift knives suddenly storm the cockpit, seriously wounding Michael and slashing Tobias' arm. Temporarily managing to fend off the attackers, a terrified Tobias contacts ground control to plan an emergency landing. But when the hijackers kill a passenger and threaten to murder more innocent people if he doesn't let them back into the cockpit, this ordinary man faces an excruciating test.


Carlo Kitzlinger
as Michael Lutzmann
Denis Schmidt
as Ramp agent
Anna Suk
as Student
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Critic Reviews for 7500

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (22)

The ending, however, is also the film's weak spot and consistently flirts with Stockholm syndrome silliness. By then, however, sweaty, nerve-shredded and palpitating, you'll just be glad to be back on terra firma.

June 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"7500" - the title is airline code for a hijacking - peaks at the midway point and dips slightly in its second half, but Vollrath's construct and his control is never not impressive.

June 21, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Gordon-Levitt, absent from the big screen since 2016′s Snowden, oscillates nicely between maintaining an air of remarkable calm and then breaking down completely, and he pretends to know what all those airplane buttons do quite well.

June 21, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You're never less than fully aware of the gambit, and while it's possible to marvel at the achievement on some level, there's never a moment where the story takes precedence.

June 20, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"7500" is an exhilarating achievement that digs into the utter dread at its core, while reveling in the thrill of sitting through it and hoping that this time, it might yield a happier ending.

June 19, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The key thing is "7500" refuses to follow a familiar flight pattern and winds up a well-made thriller with brains.

June 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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