Starring: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Nadine Velazquez, Carter Cabassa, Adam Ciesielski, Tamara Tunie, Brian Geraghty, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo, Timothy Adams
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
The plot: Captain William "Whip" Whitaker strides purposefully into the cockpit of his SouthJet flight to Atlanta holding a bottle of orange juice spiked with vodka. A routine flight becomes a nightmare when the airplane suddenly loses altitude and hurtles towards the ground at terrifying speed. Whip is forced to perform a daredevil manoeuvre before crash-landing in a field. A subsequent investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board threatens to expose Whip's alcoholism.
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"A welcome return to live-action filmmaking for Zemeckis, who hasn't lost his knack for a brilliant shot or for extracting great performances."
"Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor."
"Thanks to that dynamite opening and Washington's effortless performance, it's an enjoyable, compelling slice of old-school melodrama."