Flight Reviews

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014
Zemeckis has enough control as a filmmaker to overshadow Flight's structural problems, thus making the film both crowd-pleasing and emotionally involving.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
Until the last 10 minutes, Flight in large part resembles one of those tough, dark character studies they used to make in the '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 29, 2013
Not the most compelling portrait of addiction, but it's a satisfactory one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2013
The powerful pull of the bottle is conveyed with considerable force...The character fits Washington like a tailored strait-jacket, possibly because he's worn it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
February 12, 2013
Robert Zemeckis boldly returns to live action with a soaring drama that exceeds expectations thanks to Denzel Washington's Oscar-nominated performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 7, 2013
If you've got the nerve, buckle up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
February 7, 2013
In John Gatin's script not only have Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Waashington found an outlet to profess their spirituality, but they also deliver some of their best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
February 6, 2013
An extremely entertaining watch, if not a wholly empathetic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 6, 2013
[E]nds up saying, [Expletive] those people who want more than a nice risk-free complacent ending.
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
February 6, 2013
Zemeckis - who hasn't directed a live action film since 2000's Cast Away - shoots the film as straight as possible. But that's not to say it's without wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 5, 2013
In Flight Zemekis and co. have achieved something braver than the familiar "drugs are bad mmmk" chestnut, creating one of Hollywood's most vivid portrayals of a functional alcoholic character, and asking us not to judge him not by his addiction.
February 4, 2013
There's no doubt that audiences used to him as Malcolm X or 'Hurricane' Carter will be appalled by the sight of him completely off his face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 3, 2013
Zemeckis generally sustains the tension, though the movie is overlong and the full implications of the drama are never fully confronted. But Washington is always there, a substantial antihero with a genuinely tragic dimension.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 3, 2013
t is hard to think of a film as weirdly paced or as oddly structured as Robert Zemeckis's largely successful return to live-action drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sexton
This is London
February 1, 2013
Here, after the truly alarming crash sequence, there are no special effects, just deft and committed film-making, letting us see steadily in long takes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
February 1, 2013
With another deeply committed performance, Washington brings badly needed complexity to what is otherwise a contrived, overstated drama about addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
January 31, 2013
Thankfully, anchoring it all is Washington.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 31, 2013
It veers between wonderfully tense and grippingly intelligent and is brimming with a series of terrific performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
January 31, 2013
Some of the plotting is a little neat and simplistic but this is finely-made, adult filmmaking that makes you think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
January 31, 2013
However hampered it is by its own beery bloat, Zemeckis's film is morally provocative and bookended by genius; perhaps it is the first psychological disaster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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