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Rated R · 139 min. · 2012


Airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) makes an astonishing crash-landing of his suddenly freefalling plane, saving all but a few of its 102 passengers. Whip was also drunk and coked-up during his aerial miracle, and this plot point fuels a character study akin to The Lost Weekend or Leaving Las Vegas.

See our full review: Heavy-handed metaphors in Robert Zemeckis' <i>Flight</i>

Heavy-handed metaphors in Robert Zemeckis' Flight

Zemeckis can't resist his mentor Spielberg's penchant for a soppy ending and heavy-handed metaphors. Still, Flight is buttressed by another career-defining performance from Denzel Washington and one of the most breathless scenes in recent cinema. »

Official Site: www.paramount.com/flight
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: John Gatins
Producer: Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald
Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Leo

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