• Flight (2012)


Release Date: November 2nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2013

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

Production Co: Imagemovers, Parkes/MacDonald

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Bar , Investigation , Office , 2010s , Emotional , Transformation , Dark , Rescue , Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    One unwelcome surprise is how shopworn the story's components prove to be. Still, they're enhanced if not redeemed by Mr. Washington's stirring portrait of a skillful, prideful pilot hitting bottom. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Flight is neither a simple story of heroism, nor one of a fallen hero. Things are more complex than that - and it is its complexities that make the film all the more rewarding an experience. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This absorbing drama provides Denzel Washington with one of his meatiest, most complex roles, and he flies with it. show more

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Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama