In Robert Zemeckis' drama Flight, alcoholic pilot Whip Whittaker (Denzel Washington) does a miraculous job crash-landing a plane that has suffered a severe mechanical breakdown in midair, however the mandated investigation into the incident will inevitably lead to the discovery that he was flying the plane while drunk and on cocaine. As he attempts to sober up, Whip befriends a fellow addict he meets during his post-accident stay in the hospital. Soon he fails in his attempts to white-knuckle himself to sobriety, and with the help of his favorite drug-dealer (John Goodman) and his lawyer (Don Cheadle), Whip must prepare to testify about what happened on that fateful flight. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Had potential until it became an afternoon school special. So the moral of the story is that it's okay to crash the plane (as every single other pilot did in simulation) as long as you're not an addict. Got it. He did what no other pilot could do, but let's crucify him since he's an addict. Great lesson to turn out more sheep. HATED IT!
Great flight scenes and suspense in the airplane. A very realistic and dramatic portrayal of an addict and acoholic. In fact, Washington's character got me so angry, I wanted him to go to jail. Great acting by Washington.
I watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784 (that link is for those who haven't watched it yet) Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
A very good movie which held my interest all the way through. Denzel did his usual great job, and was surrounded by an excellent cast. I went into the movie and was not sure where the movie was going to head. It was a powerful addition story which did have some redeeming value, which is not present often in todays movies...Good one.