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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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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
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