15 Certificate

2hr 18mins

Flight Trailer
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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.

Orange movie-goers' reactions

  • " Loved it. Gripping story line. Not for the feint hearted. Dealt with difficult issues" — iain, manchester
  • " Quite an enjoyable film" — jaffa, 35
  • " i dont think it was a great movie went on for too long. had a okay start and ending. the middle dragged" — sheela
  • " A fabulous film - absolutely loved it!" — Sarah
  • " I wasn't expecting to like this but I was actually shocked at how good & hard-hitting it was. I may well consider buying this when it gets released on blu-ray." — Anon.
  • " Amazing!" — Jade, 24, Romford
  • " The man is an alcoholic - no way should, or would, he be allowed to fly. End of story." — Geoff, Torbay

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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."

Rolling Stone

"Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor."

Time Out

"Thanks to that dynamite opening and Washington's effortless performance, it's an enjoyable, compelling slice of old-school melodrama."

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