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R| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Don Cheadle , Kelly Reilly , John Goodman , Bruce Greenwood , Brian Geraghty , Tamara Tunie , Melissa Leo

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Flight (2012)

Release Date: November 2nd, 2012|2 hr. 18 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You might bitch that Flight levels off after its shocking, soaring start. But you'd be missing the point of an exceptional entertainment that Zemeckis shades into something quietly devastating – not an addiction drama, but the deeper spectacle of a man facing the truth about himself. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The plane crash in Flight must go down as one of the strongest single scenes of 2012: It's extended, detailed, technically and emotionally realistic, and beyond that, it reveals character. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film is not without flaws. It glosses over the story of the dissolution of Whitaker's marriage and does not delve deeply enough into the source of his problems with his son. A romance with recovering junkie Nicole (Kelly Reilly) rarely rings true. show more

  • April 01, 2013 tw00000000142903
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    WOW!!! great movie, of course. It is a Denzel movie so you know its going to be good. it was kinda touching towards the end, ******* going to be a movie you will see again.

  • March 28, 2013 ur00000000142960
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    This is a good movie. What a outstanding job that Denzel Washington did in the film.

  • February 16, 2013 Sir Raymond
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    Another really good movie from Denzel & Zemeckis. First half of movie grabs your attention and keeps it. A little soft after that, and a really great last twenty mins ! While not Denzels ***************** rates a solid B. Well worth the price to rent. Denzel still has it !!

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