Written May 23, 2017
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 October 26, 2016
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!!
Written February 28, 2017
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, 2016
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 May 05, 2016
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