Flight
Flight (2012)

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Robert Zemeckis makes a triumphant return to live-action cinema with Flight, a thoughtful and provocative character study propelled by a compelling performance from Denzel Washington.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

'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.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Denzel Washington gives one of his most nuanced and impressive performances.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

Zemeckis has enough control as a filmmaker to overshadow Flight's structural problems, thus making the film both crowd-pleasing and emotionally involving.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

This is Washington's movie from beginning to end, and full of little layers.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

An ordinary drama about addiction and recovery, made somewhat noteworthy by Denzel Washington's firing-on-all-cylinders performance.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Flight is a well-made motion picture, but not a fun or entertaining one.

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Forrest Wickman
Slate

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.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Until the last 10 minutes, Flight in large part resembles one of those tough, dark character studies they used to make in the '70s.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Good movie, definitely a must-watch. Different than what I expected - rather than a story about a pilot flying an airplane in an emergency situation, the point… More
Al S
A knockout that soars. An absolutely riveting and unforgettable masterpiece. Director, Robert Zemeckis crafts one of his most nuanced and extremely capable… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
A great visualization from director Robert Zemeckis for making a movie about someone who should be the hero to become the zero and letting the audiences in a… More
familiar stranger
It's more a drama than an action movie (which I'd assumed after reading few reviews). However, while the action is hardly there (which I don't… More
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Chris Weber
Whip Whitaker is a highly skilled veteran airline pilot. After he miraculously crash lands a plane following a mid-air catastrophe, he is hailed as a hero,… More