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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"'Flight' is predictable in its plotting and soft in its conclusions. But thanks to that dynamite opening and Washington's effortless performance, it's also an enjoyable, compelling slice of old-school melodrama."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Denzel Washington gives one of his most nuanced and impressive performances."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Zemeckis has enough control as a filmmaker to overshadow Flight's structural problems, thus making the film both crowd-pleasing and emotionally involving."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
"About all the film accomplishes is instilling a fear that the next time you fly, your pilot might be an irresponsible lush."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Robert Zemeckis boldly returns to live action with a soaring drama that exceeds expectations thanks to Denzel Washington's Oscar-nominated performance."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"At a certain point, great actors want to show us the truth of something that may be far from their lives but that somehow they understand, intimately, all too well."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"This is Washington's movie from beginning to end, and full of little layers."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"An ordinary drama about addiction and recovery, made somewhat noteworthy by Denzel Washington's firing-on-all-cylinders performance."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"Not the most compelling portrait of addiction, but it's a satisfactory one."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"If you've got the nerve, buckle up."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Flight is a well-made motion picture, but not a fun or entertaining one."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It succeeds as a carefully balanced cocktail of uppers and downers, of the type favored by its hero. You'll have a good night out, even if you don't remember it in the morning."
‑ Forrest Wickman, Slate
"Until the last 10 minutes, Flight in large part resembles one of those tough, dark character studies they used to make in the '70s."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The powerful pull of the bottle is conveyed with considerable force...The character fits Washington like a tailored strait-jacket, possibly because he's worn it before."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"In John Gatin's script not only have Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Waashington found an outlet to profess their spirituality, but they also deliver some of their best work."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
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