Flight Movie Reviews



Release Date: Nov 02, 2012

Genre: Drama

Rating: (R)

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  • 5
    One of the best movies I've seen lately. Outstanding acting by Denzel. Great story. Never lost my attention and didn't expect the outcome. Great ending. The movie turned out to be a real surprise and not at all about what I thought it would have been about.
  • 2
    Flight was a huge disappointment, all about drinking and drugging, come on........really do you need to go to the movies to see that>>>>???
  • 3
    This is not an action movie. The only real action that takes place is the air crash at the beginning. This is a drama.
    An airplane crash and alcoholism: Had I known what this movie was about going into it, I probably would have skipped it all together. I'm not really a fan of movies about either one of them. If you are, then this is the movie for you.
    The acting was good, the story a bit predictable but well done and other people seemed to like it. One guy compared it to Argo. I don't see it. The only comparison I would make between the two movies is maybe in the costuming. Despite the fact that the movie was apparently present day (at least if you judge it by the cell phone technology they were using) most of the clothing and settings looked like they came out of the late 70's. Actually, I think most of the music was from that era too.
    They did do a good job of portraying alcoholism. Whip, the main character played by Denzil Washington, has everything going for him. He is a supremely talented pilot who pulls off an amazing landing, saving nearly everyone on board the plane. That is only the background for the film. The real story is about his addictions and the path of destruction they have rent through his life.
    I left the theater feeling sad and depressed. This is probably because I have lived with an alcoholic and am far to familiar with the burnt wasteland they leave behind them. I doubt everyone will have this strong of a reaction to the film, like I said, many people seemed to like it. Me – I'm off to find something cheerful to watch so I can sleep tonight.
  • 4
    This is an action/mystery thriller about Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. Whip is praised as a hero but as time passes question arise about what really happened on the plane. I really liked this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film was full of great action, very interesting twists and awesome characters. The film had a great balance, it was moving sometimes and wonderfully amoral other times, I had a great time watching it. Washington is great in this film and he shows off his talent once more in this film.
  • 4
    I really liked this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film was really interesting and it was full of great action. It is a thriller about a pilot named Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), who lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe and saves almost everybody on the plane. However, as more details are learned, more questions arise about the crash and Whitaker’s actions. This film is a great character study and throughout the film I was rooting for Whip even though his life story had a lot of dark details in it. Washington did a terriffic job with this role and proved once more that he is a great actor and a hard worker. It is a gripping and deeply engaging drama that will surprise you and move you emotionally.
  • 5
    Most people who watch the trailer for Robert Zemeckis’s new film Flight will think it is a movie about a pilot and the airline industry. Thanks to the expert performance put in by Denzel Washington, it is anything but. The plot is long, complicated, and at times terrifying, but here’s the basic gist: an alcoholic airline pilot named Whip (Washington) manages to save a plane full of passengers from certain death by crashing their nosediving aircraft into a church below. Miraculously, only six people are killed.
    Whip is hailed as a hero, until a blood-alcohol test reveals that he was legally drunk, thus spurring the wrath of FAA authorities (played by Don Cheadle and Bruce Greenwood) that if upheld in court could mean life in prison for Whip. Whip doesn’t take any of this lying down – he takes it in a drunken stagger, reaching for his pistol and calling out to the demons that he confuses for the ghosts of those who died in the crash. He is one crazy, super hot mess.
    The movie is intriguing in the sense that it forces us to examine the nature of hero-building and hero-worship in our own culture; it also asks us to reconsider why we don’t let our heroes have their human flaws before we insist on tearing them down. Mostly, it makes us marevl at the creation of Whip, one of the most fascinating and complex movie characters to emerge from the Hollywood stables in quite a while. Thanks to Washington’s resolute control and Zemeckis’s willingness to really peer into the cracked version of his own reflection, Whip becomes as dimensional and mythical as any modern public figure. In this day of instant celebrity and 15 minutes of fame that seemingly never end, it makes us question why the spotlight attracts as much as it destructs.

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