Written November 04, 2012
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.
Written November 05, 2012
Denzel showed a side to his self that was so different. then anything he has ever done before ever. this movie is great it's a must go see. four stars for denzel hand's down. he came with it in this movie. it was a wonderful movie from start to finish go see it go go go
Written November 04, 2012
Although, at times, it was difficult to watch, we loved the movie. Denzel Washington did a superb job as an alcoholic struggling with his addiction. the story line was tense and moved rapidly. The acting was great.....John Goodman, at times, "steals the show". The subject matter was a little different than what we have been used to and I felt it was handled delicately. All the actors played their roles with great sensitivity, never over acted....yet made you feel that you were part of their issues. I felt the special effects were realistic as well..the scenes in the plane during the turbulence were felt by everyone in the audience...not a sound could be heard!
Bravo for the cast, crew and everyone involved with this film....it is worth seeing....great thriller/drama! This is an adult film, definitely not for children...subject matter can be thought to be hard core and tough to watch at times....although its content is an important and integral part of the plot.
Written July 23, 2014
An absolute tour de force from Denzel Washington. The trailer is a bit if a fooler - this is a movie mostly about an unflinching look at one man's battle with alcohol and drug addiction...hard to watch at times but incredibly affecting. The twist at the end of the movie comes as a surprise and is very satisfying.
Written November 03, 2012
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!