Written September 01, 2014
I wasn't sure what kind of movie this was going to be. It started a little slow and made you wonder where it was going to go. Was a little taken back at first with the language as ii is not typical for Denzel to play that type of role. But boy it turned out to be an amazing thriller and very moving movie. It is a must see. If you have someone that you are trying to help with an addiction, take them to see it. What a great message it brings out.
Written November 19, 2012
This movie was outstanding.. Denzel can played an outstanding role. Must go see. Its a must see.
Alcohol and Drugs will destroy you, family, job and friends. Must have for my collection..
Written July 29, 2014
This was a movie that kept me clinging on to the characters for days after I watched the movie. It moved me, it made me think and it was entertaining. Now, that's my kind of movie.
Written November 05, 2012
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 November 26, 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.