Written September 28, 2016
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!
Written February 10, 2016
This is a well crafted film worthy of attention by our often careless culture. And the trajectory of the life of the central character of this film, a pilot, is as harrowing as the plane crash that finally pushes him to rock bottom. I had to hide my eyes at times, not at the scary flight scenes but at the dooming choices this pilot was making or about to make. It's not quite what I expected, but it lifted me above the clouds. I wasn't expecting and I am still ruminating on aspects of this film and woke up thinking about it this morning. I have a suspicion that the audience I saw it with was not expecting to be confronted with a story about alcoholism and it's capriciousness and that we were all pushed into thinking about how our actions can affect others and their flight paths. See it.
Written May 25, 2016
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 July 25, 2016
One of Denzel Washington's finest roles...my guess is he will be nominated for another Oscar.
Briliantly written, perfect acting and the effects were not overdone but just right.
Wow...do not miss this film.
Don Montalvo, TX
Written August 29, 2016
I thought for its running time of 2 hours and 20 minutes, it flowed good and kept my interest. The main action of the plane crash is in about the first third of its running time, then the plot builds from there. The last 25% of the running time builds to Denzel (Whip Whittaker) having to go before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and with some twists in the storyline, the ending sequence is rather frank and honest on the part of Whip Whittaker (Denzel Washington). The language is somewhat harsh throughout, and some of the storyline gets a little seedy in spots. For a drama movie, it's a "go see" to me...