chet's Review of Flight
It's great to see Denzel and Zemeckis in top form after a long time. The entire opening sequence leading up to the crash is - literally - edge of your seat stuff; brilliantly filmed particularly in the way it drops subtle details that one knows will be of profound importance later. The remainder of the film, although perhaps a little too long, is a compelling character study that Denzel expresses in all the character's flawed complexities. There is a little mismatch between the opening thriller and remaining drama, but if you allow the film tell the story it wants to, it will reward.