Great drama about Drug & Alcohol Abuse

By pedsarq
Written November 03, 2012
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 saves the day. As the audience, we know from the very first frames of this movie that he's an addict of the worst kind, a real party animal. "I drink because I want to," he exclaims repeatedly. Well, there's a terrible plane accident and all indication is that he was a hero and actually saved more lives that anyone else could have. But, does that make it right that he was drunk on vodka and cocaine while flying? The movie does an admirable job of weighing the pros and cons of his actions. But because he can't stop, his destiny is predictable.
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By mattp1540
Written November 03, 2012
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). Some massive talent in this flick and the story line --they're gonna be showing this movie at AA meetings and piloting seminars for decades. Just awesome.
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Outstanding! Amazing!

By CTronge
Written November 03, 2012
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 and effects were ABOVE what I could have even imagined.
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Bumpy Ride

By MedRed
Written November 02, 2012
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 in the middle and stitches together some oddly fitting pieces to create a love interest. The ending is as good as the beginning, and makes up for the slow middle of the movie. That being said, this movie didn't resonate as well with me as it might with others. There are probably a lot of people that can relate to the main characters situation. For those, this will be a very powerful movie. P.S. If you have a fear of flying, you may never fly again after watching this movie.
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Buy A Ticket

By ninazudjinn
Written November 03, 2012
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 actually exists? Denzel Washington plays an alcoholic cocaine addict who is easy to hate. But he also manages to make you feel sorry for him by showing the human side of the character in such a way that only a practiced hand could do. Beneath the plane crash and the alcoholism lies a truly powerful story. You will want to be on board for this one.
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