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 July 28, 2014
Saw Flight last night (always go to Denzel's movies on opening day) and it was amazing! He gives a multi-dimensional performance as a troubled yet heroic yet brave character. In some parts of the movie you hated him, then felt sorry for him, then admired him. A MUST SEE!!
Written March 03, 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.
Written December 19, 2014
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 March 29, 2015
I was so anxious to see this because of Denzel Washington who has made so many great movies, and then with all the drugs, sex, etc. etc. so filtered through this movie, and regardless if the moviemakers were trying to make a statement regarding who was responsible or not about the flight accident, and then finalizing the accident not caused by the drugs Denzel so addictive big time,PLUS the sexual scenes, language (can it ever be done without the "F" word?) was overwhelming big time. I was so sorry I spent the $$ to see this, and was truly surprised (in a very disappointing way) that Denzel made such a movie!