Written September 25, 2016
If you like the F word being constantly repeated, drinking constantly going on, narcotics constantly in play...............well, then..................you should like this movie.
We went to see Denzel Washington, but would not have gone if we had known what was really the movie. was all about. Too bad you have to use F words, alcohol, and drugs to get the attention of todays public.
Written September 25, 2016
Few actors completely embody a role quite like Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis weaves the story to a fascinating yet predictable conclusion. You can depend on Washington being able to pull you in and as always you become totally invested in his character. You simultaneously pull for him and hope for his success despite his incredible flaws.
There may have been a little too much backstory in the Kelly Reilly (Nicole) role that doesn't move the story along. We can completely grasp the fact that she is 'damaged' without all of the details of that damage. The story could have been enhanced better with more details and story of the the plane, the accident, and the subsequent investigation, but seemed as though the Directors decision was to concentrate on Washington's turmoil and fight with his own demons.
Don Cheadle was great in his fairly small role, but he is the kind of actor that can stand out in a seemingly second tier part.
Written October 23, 2016
One of the bests airplane crash sequences ever created on film. Even taking into account the highly fictional scene with the airplane flying inverted. The plot of the movie keeps you tied up to your seat and emotionally engrossed during the entire 2:18 minutes of showtime. Denzel Washington made a brilliant performance. Oscar material I dare to say!!
Written January 17, 2017
One of the best movies I've seen in my entire life. Characters compelling and quite sympathetic. Slightly discombobulated in a couple of spots but this doesn't damage it one bit. It soars into the deepest confines of human emotion, normally not accurately portrayed on screen. Not for kids under 17. Can't wait to see it again.
Written February 20, 2017
The story here is important. From what I saw in the trailers, I thought the plot would have something to do with sabotage. It does, but not at all in the way I expected. The story may be fiction, but the truth in it is hard fact. This is serious drama with a heart, and a message that can save lives. You will hear a lot about Washington's performance--his power is awesome. He doesn't just play the role, he makes it come to life with a reality that hits hard. It was thrilling to watch him.