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'Flight' Starring Denzel Washington

a film directed by Robert Zemeckis

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Exciting but flawed movie

  • Dec 8, 2012
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+3
A routine plane flight has a catastrophic malfunction, but the alcoholic, drugged pilot miraculously saves many lives. Now the question is: How will his additions affect the crash investigation?

Denzel Washington plays the pilot and gives an outstanding performance. He's utterly charismatic, sympathetic, and a pleasure to watch. Though his character is troubled and weak, I was rooting for him. The plane emergency is so real and scary, you'll never want to fly again.

On the down side, I found the prolonged nudity in the opening scene and the nonstop profanity to be completely unnecessary and degrading. Also, John Goodman's comic-relief drug dealer is viewed as  amiable and even helpful, which is off-putting.

Washington is such a fine actor, I wish he had had a better script that didn't rely on the shock value of gutter language, nudity, and glorified drug abuse.

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March 02, 2013
Thanks for sharing.
 
December 14, 2012
I have to say, even when Washington is in a less than impressive movies, he has always been good. Nice one, Kona!
December 14, 2012
Thank you. I'm glad Denzel was nominated for a Golden Globe for this.
 
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review by . May 04, 2013
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review by . November 02, 2012
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Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a secret...He's an alcholic/coke addict...Whip is also an extraordinary pilot who miraculously crash lands a plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving all but 6 people on board.                                                   …
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