Summary: After a spectacular opening 30 minutes, which features one of the most intense plane crash sequences ever captured on film, "Flight" deteriorates into a standard substance abuse drama. Denzel Washington delivers a standout performance, but the usually excellent director Robert Zemeckis allows the movie to become slow and predictable.
Summary: This movie was so predictable! At the beginning of it you could see how it was going to end. I really, really hoped that John Goodman (so enjoyable!) could change it, something funny could come from his character and his last appearance in the movie, a sort of world's humour. Instead, predictable. Alcohol is bad, God is good, we're all Americans.
Summary: After seeing the initial ads for this, I thought, well, that looks awful. But, after some word-of-mouth campaigning and Denzel's Oscar not, I thought I'd check this out. It's pretty good. It's less adventure action/adventure, which was my initial reaction and more drama. In fact, I'm not a huge Denzel fan, but, this is one of his better films. John Goodman, of course, steals every scene he's in to no one's surprise, as Denzel's drug dealer.
Summary: This was an interesting movie, though heavy. Denzel Washington is what makes it work. I felt that the film dealt with alcoholism well for the most part, but in parts made it seem a bit to fun - a bit to cool. Really well done for the most part and worth watching.
Excerpt: "For the first time of my life, I'm free." An alcoholic pilot Airline captain William "Whip" Whitaker (Denzel Washington) does drugs and drinks before every flight. The plane SouthJet flight 227 malfunctions and yet Whip was able to maneuver it to help the passengers survive. old friend Charlie Anderson (Bruce Greenwood) and attorney Hugh Lang (Don Cheadle) help the case of Whip.
Summary: Denzel Washington delivers a great performance in this movie, well worth the Oscar nomination for best actor. I found this movie enjoyable, and it felt like I got a taste of two completely different types of movies. The beginning is very suspenseful, probably one of the most intense scenes I've seen in a long time. The rest of the movie is very much a drama, and it may leave some people a little bored after enjoying the beginning.
Excerpt: Robert Zemeckis is known for bringing more light-hearted fare to the box office: Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump and The Polar Express are all on his resume. But with Flight, he proves that he can handle some heavy drama just as deftly as he can comedy. Denzel Washington delivers a knockout performance as Captain Whip Whitaker, and from the opening scene, we know he isn't a choir boy: drinking, drugs, lack of sleep - not exactly what one looks...