Written December 19, 2014
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
Written April 21, 2015
I was so anxious to see this because of Denzel Washington who has made so many great movies, and then with all the drugs, sex, etc. etc. so filtered through this movie, and regardless if the moviemakers were trying to make a statement regarding who was responsible or not about the flight accident, and then finalizing the accident not caused by the drugs Denzel so addictive big time,PLUS the sexual scenes, language (can it ever be done without the "F" word?) was overwhelming big time. I was so sorry I spent the $$ to see this, and was truly surprised (in a very disappointing way) that Denzel made such a movie!
Written December 21, 2014
Boy - I really liked this movie. I only wish that alcoholics (both men and women) would just go see this movie, pay attention to it and see how their lives are just like this pilot's life - empty, and just "living for the ever mighty bottle". That bottle has the power to wreck your lives - it causes marriages and other relationships to break up, costs so much money to drink that people lose their houses, furniture, etc. I hope and pray that people all over this country that have major, major drinking problems., (i.e., they can't get out of bed without having a drink, they can't function or walk or talk without having a drink) - I hope they see this movie, and a big, big lightbulb goes off in their head and they "see the light" about how they are hurting themselves and others by drinking so much or by drinking at all. Denzel Washington played this part very well.
Written June 30, 2015
We loved it! My guy did not disappoint at all. The ending surprised me, but I love it when it's not predictable.. You do pull for him though through out the movie hoping he can get it together..
The ending is powerful.
Written April 27, 2015
I usually avoid movies in which addiction serves as the underlying thread but this movie goes above and beyond this framework. Zemekis has finally arrived to deliver a visually stunning movie that keeps you literally on the edge of your seat. Everyone in this movie plays their role with such passion that you become immersed into the story heart, body and soul. Can the actions of a hero negate one's ability to betray the public's trust? Can one individual suffer so much at the hands of his "addiction" that his life propels forward with such inertia that it literally takes an act of God to make him realize that life is more than actions. Everyone should go see this movie for there are so many critical scenes that mere words can not do it justice.