Flight Synopsis
Troubling questions arise after a veteran pilot makes a miracle landing after a mid-air catastrophe.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Flight opens with one of the most harrowing in-flight-disaster depictions of all time.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This absorbing drama provides Denzel Washington with one of his meatiest, most complex roles, and he flies with it.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You might bitch that Flight levels off after its shocking, soaring start. But you'd be missing the point of an exceptional entertainment...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Flight is neither a simple story of heroism, nor one of a fallen hero. Things are more complex than that - and it is its complexities that...
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80

NPR

By Scott Tobias
One of the big reasons Flight is so satisfying is that it moves with the no-frills, meat-and-potatoes conventions of a first-rate...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Flight is a so-so movie with Denzel Washington as a commercial-airline pilot who crash-lands a plane while drunk, high, hung over, and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The plane crash in Flight must go down as one of the strongest single scenes of 2012: It's extended, detailed, technically and emotionally...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film is not without flaws. It glosses over the story of the dissolution of Whitaker's marriage and does not delve deeply enough into the...
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65

Movieline

Turns out to be a disappointingly standard addiction story in its second half also serves as a reminder that Hollywood tends to be more...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One unwelcome surprise is how shopworn the story's components prove to be. Still, they're enhanced if not redeemed by Mr. Washington's...
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Flight - Soaring Above The Rest

By Darkola
I am going to start off by saying, the only little thing I didnt like about this movie, which is based more now on me being older, and having a wife with me, is the very beginning where they had him...

Great drama about Drug & Alcohol Abuse

By pedsarq
I didn't know anything about this movie and was totally surprised to find out that it is about the perils of drug use and alcoholism. Washington plays a highly functional and talented pilot who...

Oscar

By mattp1540
Brilliant. Denzel is the Kung-Fu master of acting. John Goodman is stupendous once again. James Badge Dale is an up-and-coming talent who reminds me of a young Deniro (Mean Streets or Taxi Driver)....

Outstanding! Amazing!

By CTronge
I have NEVER seen a more amazing movie in my life! Denzel gives the performance of his life. This movie was amazingly complex and simple all at the same time. The acting, script, cinematography...

Bumpy Ride

By MedRed
Flight wasn't exactly what I was expecting. The heart of the movie is one man's struggle with substance abuse. It starts off very well with a flight scene not for the faint of heart. The movie drags...

Buy A Ticket

By ninazudjinn
This is a story about the patterns in our reality. How does choice, destiny, and random occurrences blend together to create our lives? How do we know which is which, or if either one of them...

Denzel deserves an Oscar for this one!!

By scoot1105
I was very impressed with "Flight". This was one of Denzel's best performances ever!! The movie had me seriously conflicted with whether to root for Denzel's character or stomp his guts out for all...

Flight

By Ilee
This is a movie you can sit on the edge of your seat. Denzel was fantastic in the role of the pilot that landed the plane like no one else could. I love this movie and would recommend this to...

A FALLING DOWN DRUNK

By MCZK
BESIDES THE FLIGHT SCENES AT THE BEGINNING, THE MOVE IS ABOUT THE MAIN CHACTER BEING FALLING DOWN DRUNK AND DENYING HE NEEDS HELP. THE MOVIE WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER IF THEY SHOWED HIM DOING THE...

Was good!!!

By mrbill33000
Denzel did a awesome job as always. If you haven't read the storyline like me and only saw previews its a good story, but sad too. Its a well done drama flick and would recommend. Full nudity and...

More Info

Rated R | For Intense Action Sequence, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Language and Sexuality/Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Excellent but mature drama about alcoholic airline pilot.
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