• Released
  • November 2, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 18 min
  • Drama
  • 6,680 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Troubling questions arise after a veteran pilot makes a miracle landing after a mid-air catastrophe.

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Critic Ratings

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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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50

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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Take Your Drinks

By jrdelafuente
The movie was entertaining. From the beginning, it's a movie which makes you angry at Denzel's character. The movie revolves around his character. He does a good job....

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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