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Rated R · 138 minutes · 2012

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Denzel Washington stars and Robert Zemeckis directs this uneven film about an airline pilot with mad flying skills—and a mad problem with alcohol and drugs. Washington is Whip, a man who ties one on the night before a flight that first requires him to pilot through a horrible storm, and then results in a spectacular crash. Whip performs miraculous feats—despite an alcohol level off the charts. Washington is typically great in the role, keeping the movie worth watching even when it gets a bit trite. The first half hour of this movie is a powerhouse. The remaining time is OK, but there’s nothing like the punch of that flight sequence. Nonetheless, this performance is sure to score Washington an Oscar nomination. This marks a decent return to live action for Zemeckis, who had gotten all caught up in those creepy motion-capture animation films like The Polar Express.


See our full review: Turbulent 'Flight'

Turbulent 'Flight'

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Official Site: www.paramount.com/flight
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producer: Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Cherylanne Martin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Melissa Leo, Nadine Velazquez, Peter Gerety, Garcelle Beauvais, Conor O'Neill, Will Sherrod, Boni Yanagisawa, Adam Tomei, Dane Davenport, E. Roger Mitchell, Ravi Kapoor, Tommy Kane and Tom Nowicki

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Portland Mercury Experiencing Turbulence The first 20 minutes of Flight are great! by Erik Henriksen 11/01/2012
Arkansas Times Take 'Flight' Latest from Zemeckis and Washington sure to be an Oscar nominee. by Sam Eifling 10/31/2012
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The Coast Halifax Flight It's Denzel Washington the best actor ever, he's so darned cool, he's so darned clever by Jacob Boon 11/01/2012
Creative Loafing Charlotte Flight: Up in the air Rating: *** by Matt Brunson 11/02/2012
Indy Week Heavy-handed metaphors in Robert Zemeckis' Flight Zemeckis can't resist his mentor Spielberg's penchant for a soppy ending and heavy-handed metaphors. Still, Flight is buttressed by another career-defining performance from Denzel Washington and one of the most breathless scenes in recent cinema. by Neil Morris 10/31/2012

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