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Flight (2012) Movie Information

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Robert Zemeckis


Denzel Washington
Don Cheadle
Kelly Reilly
John Goodman
Melissa Leo
Bruce Greenwood





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After an in-flight mechanical failure, veteran pilot Whip Whitaker is hailed as a hero after his crash landing results in nearly saving every soul on board. Yet as the fanfare dies down, the investigation into the crash reveals some startling implications. -- Chris Kavan

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Nolane 12/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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After a spectacular opening 30 minutes, which features one of the most intense plane crash sequences ever captured on film, "Flight" deteriorates into a standard substance abuse drama. Denzel Washington delivers a standout performance, but the usually excellent director Robert Zemeckis allows the movie to become slow and predictable.

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Novella 05/31/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This movie was so predictable! At the beginning of it you could see how it was going to end. I really, really hoped that John Goodman (so enjoyable!) could change it, something funny could come from his character and his last appearance in the movie, a sort of world's humour. Instead, predictable. Alcohol is bad, God is good, we're all Americans.

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Gabe 04/15/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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After seeing the initial ads for this, I thought, well, that looks awful. But, after some word-of-mouth campaigning and Denzel's Oscar not, I thought I'd check this out. It's pretty good. It's less adventure action/adventure, which was my initial reaction and more drama. In fact, I'm not a huge Denzel fan, but, this is one of his better films. John Goodman, of course, steals every scene he's in to no one's surprise, as Denzel's drug dealer. You can absolutely see how this is going to end, but it keeps your attention.

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  Daniel Corleone
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02/19/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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"For the first time of my life, I'm free." An alcoholic pilot Airline captain William "Whip" Whitaker (Denzel Washington) does drugs and drinks before every flight. The plane SouthJet flight 227 malfunctions and yet Whip was able to maneuver it to help the passengers survive. old friend Charlie Anderson (Bruce Greenwood) and attorney Hugh Lang (Don Cheadle) help the case of Whip. Had a realistic plane crash which heightens the tension, unfortunately the believability factor is lessened since the deaths were only minimal whereas the premise which the director originally emulated, 2000 Alaska Airlines crash, none survived. Having a pilot with substance abuse issues on a plane and easily quitting drugs but not alcohol was baffling. How was Harling Mays (John Goodman) contacted when Wh...

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  Chris Kavan
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02/09/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A Sobering Effect

Robert Zemeckis is known for bringing more light-hearted fare to the box office: Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump and The Polar Express are all on his resume. But with Flight, he proves that he can handle some heavy drama just as deftly as he can comedy.

Denzel Washington delivers a knockout performance as Captain Whip Whitaker, and from the opening scene, we know he isn't a choir boy: drinking, drugs, lack of sleep - not exactly what one looks for in a pilot. An in flight nap is on order but after flying out of a storm early, the plane suddenly begins a steep dive and he has to make snap decisions, including an incredibly daring inversion, to save the flight.

Make no mistake, the plane crash has to be one of the most intense scenes I have seen at the movie...

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01/05/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Definate Oscar material!

Upon originally seeing the trailer for this (Aside from getting excited as i always do when one of my top 5 fave actors of all time star in something) I thought it would be a total up in the air type film revolving around an epic plane crash. Sure their is an epic crash (Due to the amazing job done by the film crew it looked totally real) however this story revolves about pilot William "Whip" Whitaker (Washington) a divorced heavy drinking/partying who has with that life style surprise surprise a drinking problem. This movie tends more to be about addiction and how it is more a disease then a problem. Kudos to John Goodman who i thought was simply brilliant as Whip's drug dealer Harling (Laughed at how he presented himself you have to see the movie yourself to see why) Aside from that m...

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