Flight

Flight

Flight

Denzel Washington gives an Oscar-nominated performance in this drama about an alcoholic airline pilot who spectacularly crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving every soul on board. Whip (Washington) is hailed as a hero after the crash, but questions arise as to who or what was really at fault when alcohol and drugs are found in his blood. Co-stars John Goodman and Don Cheadle. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump).

After a 12 year absence from live action filmmaking, Zemeckis returns to directing a feature with real people (as opposed to CGI puppets), with his last one being 2000's Cast Away.

2012Rating: R16, contains offensive language, drug use & sexual themes138 minsUSA
DramaMystery
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Denzel Washington is aces as a commercial airline pilot who pulls off a miraculous mid-air stunt while flying with a 0.24 blood alcohol concentration, only to face his demons on the ground.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

From the nerve-ripping crash to Washington’s stinging portrayal of a boozy pilot, Flight finds Zemeckis back on track after his bumpy mo-cap ride.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even if you remove the questionable quasi-religious touches, Flight doesn't quite soar past its narrative limitations. There's plenty of virtuosity to go around here - just precious little transcendence.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Next to Gump, the film has the moral force of a George Steiner essay, but what lends it that force are not the carefully calibrated moral ambiguities of the script, but the bruised, defiant soul that appears to us in the form of Denzel Washington.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It is nearly flawless.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This absorbing drama provides Denzel Washington with one of his meatiest, most complex roles, and he flies with it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A welcome return to live-action filmmaking for Zemeckis, who hasn't lost his knack for a brilliant shot or for extracting great performances. It may not exactly be a first-class experience throughout, but there's nothing wrong with premium economy.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Directing his first live-action film since 2000's "Cast Away," Robert Zemeckis paces it brilliantly, slowly ramping up the energy from hungover lethargy to coke-fueled confidence, while creating undercurrents of dread as Washington hits his stride.

0

Not what I was expecting, a little bit slower than the normal pace of a Denzel Washington movie. On reflection I actually liked it more than I did when I left the theater, as this is one of those movies that grows on you slowly. Despite the trailer leading you to believe it is a nail biting airline movie, it isn't at all. It is a character study and a...

3.0
0

I went to this film as I'm a self-professed fan of airlines, airports and anything to do with civil aviation. I didn't expect the whole film to be about this topic, but I was surprised how little of the film was actually based around the plane crash. I can definitely understand now why this film has got an R16 rating, as it depicts some pretty full-on...

2.0
0

-Flight- Movie about wasted captain of a commercial flight, doing his job. Craziness all around, loved the music and based on true story! Not just a good watch but most entertaining satire, bit too growth and drama for me, however great acting pulls it through, thanks to Washington & Goodman. Bet you'll think of this movie (much more than 'Airplane' series)...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Denzel Washington is aces as a commercial airline pilot who pulls off a miraculous mid-air stunt while flying with a 0.24 blood alcohol concentration, only to face his demons on the ground.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

From the nerve-ripping crash to Washington’s stinging portrayal of a boozy pilot, Flight finds Zemeckis back on track after his bumpy mo-cap ride.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even if you remove the questionable quasi-religious touches, Flight doesn't quite soar past its narrative limitations. There's plenty of virtuosity to go around here - just precious little transcendence.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Next to Gump, the film has the moral force of a George Steiner essay, but what lends it that force are not the carefully calibrated moral ambiguities of the script, but the bruised, defiant soul that appears to us in the form of Denzel Washington.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It is nearly flawless.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This absorbing drama provides Denzel Washington with one of his meatiest, most complex roles, and he flies with it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A welcome return to live-action filmmaking for Zemeckis, who hasn't lost his knack for a brilliant shot or for extracting great performances. It may not exactly be a first-class experience throughout, but there's nothing wrong with premium economy.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Directing his first live-action film since 2000's "Cast Away," Robert Zemeckis paces it brilliantly, slowly ramping up the energy from hungover lethargy to coke-fueled confidence, while creating undercurrents of dread as Washington hits his stride.

0

Not what I was expecting, a little bit slower than the normal pace of a Denzel Washington movie. On reflection I actually liked it more than I did when I left the theater, as this is one of those movies that grows on you slowly. Despite the trailer leading you to believe it is a nail biting airline movie, it isn't at all. It is a character study and a...

3.0
0

I went to this film as I'm a self-professed fan of airlines, airports and anything to do with civil aviation. I didn't expect the whole film to be about this topic, but I was surprised how little of the film was actually based around the plane crash. I can definitely understand now why this film has got an R16 rating, as it depicts some pretty full-on...

2.0
0

-Flight- Movie about wasted captain of a commercial flight, doing his job. Craziness all around, loved the music and based on true story! Not just a good watch but most entertaining satire, bit too growth and drama for me, however great acting pulls it through, thanks to Washington & Goodman. Bet you'll think of this movie (much more than 'Airplane'...

3.0
0