Flight

2012, Mystery & thriller/Drama, 2h 18m

238 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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Robert Zemeckis makes a triumphant return to live-action cinema with Flight, a thoughtful and provocative character study propelled by a compelling performance from Denzel Washington. Read critic reviews

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Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

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  • Oct 18, 2014
    Quality film. I figured that this would be overrated after all the hype it received, but this ended up being pretty entertaining. I like the fact that no matter how dark the story was, the film was able to shine a light and end on a positive note. The only thing that sucks about this movie is John Goodman, who's absolutely obnoxious.
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  • Nov 07, 2013
    Denzel Washington is a very convincing drunk.
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  • Sep 21, 2013
    A standard tale of addiction ramped up by the quality impetus of the storytellers involved, chiefly Denzel Washington and director Robert Zemeckis. Can a better craftsman deliver a better product? And so two disasters loom: one, a pilot self-destructing on the ground, and two, a plane self-destructing in mid air. Together for the very last time ... It works okay, only the knucklehead emphasis given John Goodman, a cartoon character played like a cartoon, and his musical cues, distract.
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