• Flight (2012)

Flight

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 65
    Movieline

    Turns out to be a disappointingly standard addiction story in its second half also serves as a reminder that Hollywood tends to be more invested in these types of self-serious movies than most actual audiences. show more

  • 80
    Scott TobiasNPR

    One of the big reasons Flight is so satisfying is that it moves with the no-frills, meat-and-potatoes conventions of a first-rate procedural while being awash in ambiguity. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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