Written September 04, 2015
My mom, best friend and I went to see this movie tonite. Suffice it to say, we all loved it! My heart was in my throat during the first ten minutes. Denzel's acting was worthy of an Oscar nomination. It was interesting, sad, funny at times and truly depicted the horror of an alcoholic/drug abuser. We gave it a 9 out of 10...truly enjoyed it!
Written February 27, 2015
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 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 22, 2015
Great Movie. I enjoyed the movie from start to finish. The audience even applauded in the end which I think is dorky but it was very well played out by Denzel and John Goodman. Not for kids.
Written May 06, 2015
Great movie! But then, anything with Denzil Washington is great! As usual, he does an outstanding job. This movie will be nominated with several awards including director and would not be surprised to see Washington once again be nominated for an acadamy award - and win!!