Written December 26, 2014
Denzel Washington's performance, as always, was exemplary, perhaps more so than the script itself, which started strong with the most frightening crash sequence I've ever seen, but slowly declined into Predictableville with Washington, as Captain Whip Whitaker, a functioning alcoholic and substance abuser, continuing to live in denial of his addictions. On the one hand,he is a hero, having saved all but 4 of the people onboard the failing aircraft by landing the plane safely in a field. On the other hand, because he is a well-functioning longtime alcoholic and substance abuser, he believes he can stop anytime, that he has no addiction. Again and again, we watch painfully as he falters and fails, which I personally found very uncomfortable to observe. John Goodman, with a small part as a friend/drug dealer was hilarious. Decent movie, great acting by all of the supporting actors. If I had to pick the best thing about the movie? Of course, Denzel Washington.
Written August 29, 2014
It's a story of how one man saves a bunch of lives and does not realize that he also needs to save himself. Go and enjoy the film!!!!
Written October 15, 2014
The first 45 min is filled with drugs, overdosing, porn industry, sex, nudity, and denzel playing a drunk pilot that almost kills everyone...classy. It just wasn't enjoyable for me so I left early.
Written September 04, 2015
"Flight" has a good cast of characters within it. Denzel Washington portrays a pilot (captain) who's quite believable -- especially, his alcohol and substance abuse problems. I can understand how scenes may show some lighthearted, even comical parts ( particularly with John Goodman); but I wasn't laughing, as many of the audience did. One may criticize me for being too serious; however, I watched a man with a serious alcohol / drug problem. As the film played out to the end; the acting was quite well done.
Written July 24, 2014
The movie was very good. It appeared so true to life based on some of the stories you
hear about some pilots. The ending was so unexpected. Denzel can make any movie
seem true to life.