Flight

Flight

78%
  • R, 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Robert Zemeckis
    In Theaters:
    Nov 2, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 5, 2013
  • Paramount Pictures

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Flight Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

About all the film accomplishes is instilling a fear that the next time you fly, your pilot might be an irresponsible lush.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C+

May 13, 2013

The only thing Zemeckis could have done to make Flight more of a chore to sit through beyond its stunning opening sequence, have a kid kick your seat-back for the protracted remainder of the flick.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: C

October 30, 2012
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

Goes out of its way to ask intriguing questions, and then goes out of its way to answer them in a pat, cloying manner ... That doesn't fly with me.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 4/10

November 2, 2012
Vincent Mancini
FilmDrunk

If you leave after the first 20 minutes, you'll see a great nude scene and a harrowing plane crash without being subjected to the after-school special about alcoholism that comes later.

Full Review Source: FilmDrunk | Original Score: D+

November 2, 2012
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

A borderline farcical approach to addiction that's so heavy-handed it could be added to the weight program at a gym

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 2/5

February 4, 2013
Matt Patches
Hollywood.com

For Zemeckis, Flight is still a spectacle, with Washington's ability to emote as the magical special effect. Instead of using it sparingly, he once again goes big. Too big.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

"God help me" cries Denzel, as he contemplates his ruinous addiction but it might have been better if he'd helped us by instructing Zemeckis and Gatins not to be so heavy handed in the religious symbolism department.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

February 1, 2013
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman

Alas, director Robert Zemeckis opts for the least exciting arc - a voyage into the Days Of Wine And Roses.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

January 28, 2013
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A typically compelling lead performance from Denzel Washington buried in a muddled, overwrought story about addiction and redemption.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2012
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

Zemeckis focuses on surfaces but never discovers what lies beneath them.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper | Original Score: C+

November 1, 2012
Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

FLIGHT stumbles along for a punishing two hours and twenty minutes, barely ever making any nods in the general direction of drama beyond the intense opening plane crash.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

November 2, 2012
Alonso Duralde
What the Flick?!

Fooled me into thinking it was going to be smarter and more honest than it turned out to be.

Full Review Source: What the Flick?! | Original Score: 4/10

November 3, 2012
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Denzel Washington flies a plane upside. But most of the time he's high on drugs and alcohol. "Flight" gets you through the door with the promise of thrills and chills. There are a few. But mostly it's just a crash-and-burn soap opera.

Full Review Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: D

November 10, 2012

Despite Washington's monumental performance, Flight doesn't get enough mileage out of its addiction drama.

Full Review Source: AskMen.com | Original Score: 59/100

November 2, 2012
Alison Willmore
Movieline

The film sheds much of the life and complexity it shows in the beginning, devolving from a morally ambiguous story to a story all about its moral.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 6.5/10

November 1, 2012
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

An ordinary drama about addiction and recovery, made somewhat noteworthy by Denzel Washington's firing-on-all-cylinders performance.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

July 24, 2013
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

It has one amazing sequence in the beginning and a fine performance from Washington, but the way it deals with alcoholism is like a glitzy afterschool special.

Full Review Source: Film Geek Central | Original Score: 2/4

November 2, 2012
Rebecca Murray
About.com

Talk about your Hollywood endings...Flight could be held up as a textbook example.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: C

November 1, 2012
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Enjoyable in the Hollywood-popcorn fashion that director Robert Zemeckis is famous for - see "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," skip "Forest Gump" - "Flight" is a drama that would have been better without Zemeckis's kneejerk proclivity for cheese.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C+

October 26, 2012
David Medsker
Bullz-Eye.com

John Gatins' script certainly has good intentions, but as we all know, that is what they used to pave the road to hell.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2012
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