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2.9
1,381 Ratings

Flight

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
United States, 2012
Drama

Synopsis

An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling…

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Flight Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2013 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

What are people saying?

  • Howard Orr's rating of the film Flight

    Finally comes across as mawkish and preachy, which is a shame; inside is a great black comedy waiting to get out from underneath the depressingly predictable moralising, and Denzell Washington excels.

  • Phil Worfel's rating of the film Flight

    I actually cried at the end of this but I'm a sucker for that sort of emotional epiphany. On the whole is a pretty weak film with odd and often unsuccessful choices. I think this would have played better if the event were out of sequence and we gradually came to understand the truth. Who knows. Outstanding performance from Washington but hardly unexpected. Still glad to see Zemeckis returning from the dark side.

  • chanandre's rating of the film Flight

    It's hands down my all-time favourite Zemeckis and that's saying a lot, since I don't really dig the man. That alone is mentionable. Denzel is seriously amazing. Haven't seen him this good in a long time. The plane crashing sequence is one for the ages, really amazing. I loved the way he cut that last shot. Very dry. Spielberg would have milked it, but the second i felt tears forming he cut to ending credits.great!

  • Harry Rossi's rating of the film Flight

    The first 30 minutes was AMAZING. The crash sequence had me on the edge of my seat. Unfortunately the next fucking 2 hours could barely hold my attention. What should have been a moral reflection on Denzel's drunken state vs. the fact that he performed an amazing landing and what we should think of him become just your standard alcoholism movie. I honestly wasn't even that impressed with his performance. Lame.

  • LoverofLeCinema's rating of the film Flight

    A character study in the highest tier. Perfect it is not, but it rejects so many traps and takes much rougher, upsetting routes. Not a courtroom thriller, but one man's depressing battle with himself. Deeply affecting. One of my favorite movies of the year, and possibly my favorite performance by the great Denzel Washington.

  • Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Flight

    Robert Zemeckis returns to live action filmmaking after more than a decade with this surprisingly sensitive portrayal of alcoholism about an airline pilot whose heroic landing of a damaged plane comes under scrutiny when it was revealed that he was drunk at the time of the incident. Some tonally odd moments, but Denzel Washington is fantastic, and the film is a strong, maturely directed triumph for Zemeckis.

  • Dave's rating of the film Flight

    An outstanding character study executed perfectly by Denzel. The flight crash sequence is as fine and suspenseful an action sequence as has been filmed in a long while.

  • ‏ㅤ's rating of the film Flight

    The crash, the Sartrean "No Exit" stairwell scene stolen by James Badge Dale's unforgettable five minutes as a smoking cancer patient, and that single minute at the minibar.