Written May 06, 2016
Very good character development, great directing, great story. I know alcoholic's very well and I can empathize with Whip Whithaker struggles - his lows and his highs - the euphoria of the Cocaine high - thinking that we are invincible. How people destroy themselves and every one around them - if we let them. However, people can change. It is a personal decision and it can be done.
Written May 05, 2016
An interesting chracter analysis. A hero that saves so many lives, while at the same time he's a functioning alcholic and drug user. He's not a very likeable character, and yet he accomplishes something amazing. All in all worth the price of admission
Written December 21, 2014
When I initially heard Robert Zemeckis was finally returning to live-action after a decade of uninvolving motion capture, I knew I wanted to support that endeavor. After seeing Flight I can tell you he hasn't lost a step. The directing is brilliant and well matched by the powerfully conflicted performance from Denzel Washington. I've never rooted so hard for such a charismatic guy to go straight to jail. The plane crash at the beginning (that's not a spoiler, it's in the trailer) is terrifying and the vicious cycle of alcoholism is portrayed realistically. A few things I had problems with: John Goodman's comic relief drug dealer was hilarious but the tone of one of his scenes was jarring due to the song choice. The constant message straight from AA about us being powerless to the will of God was hard to swallow without the opposing opinion represented, for balance. If it weren't for the full frontal nudity this drama would appeal to the religious right.
Written May 02, 2016
Boy - I really liked this movie. I only wish that alcoholics (both men and women) would just go see this movie, pay attention to it and see how their lives are just like this pilot's life - empty, and just "living for the ever mighty bottle". That bottle has the power to wreck your lives - it causes marriages and other relationships to break up, costs so much money to drink that people lose their houses, furniture, etc. I hope and pray that people all over this country that have major, major drinking problems., (i.e., they can't get out of bed without having a drink, they can't function or walk or talk without having a drink) - I hope they see this movie, and a big, big lightbulb goes off in their head and they "see the light" about how they are hurting themselves and others by drinking so much or by drinking at all. Denzel Washington played this part very well.
Written December 01, 2015
Another great movie starred by Denzel Washington. Once again Denzel portrays a hero character but this time he is plagued with addictions. I would not recommend this movie for children, as there are adult situations being dealt with. This is an awesome movie that makes you think, laugh and cry. You will root for Denzel and be disappointed by some of his decisions. In the end he comes full circle and is truly the hero we all expect him to be.