• 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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Eric D. Snider

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
Will Leitch

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 Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B+

June 23, 2013
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Not the most compelling portrait of addiction, but it's a satisfactory one.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

March 29, 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 Source: 3AW | Original Score: 4/5

February 15, 2013
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

Robert Zemeckis boldly returns to live action with a soaring drama that exceeds expectations thanks to Denzel Washington's Oscar-nominated performance.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 4/5

February 12, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

If you've got the nerve, buckle up.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2013
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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 Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2013
Dominic Corry

An extremely entertaining watch, if not a wholly empathetic experience.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[E]nds up saying, [Expletive] those people who want more than a nice risk-free complacent ending.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

February 6, 2013
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]

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 Source: Uncut Magazine [UK] | Original Score: 7/10

February 6, 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.

Full Review Source: Crikey

February 5, 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 Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 4, 2013
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

Flight may begin on a glorious high, but the long hangover that follows is a prime example of mainstream Hollywood dramatic filmmaking at its most cartoonish.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

February 4, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

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.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 3, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

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 Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2013
Josh Larsen

...isn't true to the hard work of confession.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2013
David Sexton
This is London

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 Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2013
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
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