Written March 03, 2015
Once again Denzel Washington shows his ability to take on another dramatic role superbly. This is much less the story of an airplane disaster and much more a story of a man fighting his inner daemons, many times. It's tense, at times frightening and riveting, and at times injected with humor to bring it out of the darkness. John Goodman plays the comic relief and the drug supplier to a scary reality. The metaphor of an airplane in a headlong spiral and the pilot's life in a similar spiral is not missed. ‘Flight’ is another excellent vehicle for its star with a gripping ending. It's at least a go and for Washington fans, a must go!
Written August 01, 2014
The movie "Flight" is the tale of a tortured soul and how he succumbs to his weakness while he tries desperately to maintain a facade of strength and control. Denzel Washington is superb in this role. He elicits feelings of contempt as well as sympathy for his character from the viewer. The many layers of what is initially seen as a one dimensional character are delicately peeled away as the story unfolds.
Written October 27, 2014
This is what character acting is all about - rooting for the star, hoping for him, agonziing in his choices.....Brilliantly acted! However, I don't know if anyone would have made the choice he did if it were real life. The ending was kinda lame but I don't care! - it's Denzel!
Written November 09, 2012
The movie has a typical start than the drama begins and how would you react and what would you do? Leadership and fast thinking actions are required, mix in the idea of a man that has lost so much due to his own problems of denying he has a serious life threatening issue or habit or mental illness called alcoholism. Not confronting it and putting other human being lives in danger and how can one the clearly distinguish between mechanical default and the human error of an individual imparied by chemicals ingested in the body or both. But the direct effect of poor leadership choices and endangering the general public. this movie brought to light the need to understand the issues of alcoholism. The actors in the this film were exceptional and showed the role of government to investigate the outcomes of such problems.
Written March 27, 2015
I was expecting a good movie. I wasn't expecting a great movie. I have always liked Denzel Washington's performances; however, he is phenomenal in this. I also believe that this movie will also get Don Ceadle some more recognition. Not that he isn't known, but now everyone will know him. Great story. You'll buy the whole seat, but you'll only use the edge. Go See It!