RJG Rating- 85
A pilot miraculously crash lands a plane ,but further investigations bring up troubling evidences.
Starring- Denzel Washington
Director- Robert Zemeckis
Denzel Washington is the heart of the movie.Its his performance thats powers the movie from start to finish.Being an excellent actor he doesnt disappoint at all.Kelly Reilly as Nicole ,gives a good supporting role too.The rest of the cast ,Don Cheadle ,John Goodman & Bruce Greenwood ,all give good performances too.
The story for Flight is an interesting look into alcohlism. These story is nicely written.Its dramatic and intense.The character Denzel plays ,Whip Whitaker ,is excellently developed in the course of the movie.
Robert Zemeckis, returns to live action direction after almost 12 years,(his last live movie being Castaway).Once again his direction is excellent.Just like Tom Hanks in Castaway ,Robert brings the best out of Denzel Washington for Flight.Robert captures the dual natured behavior of the hero in his fight against alcoholism.The first half which is about the Plane crash is exciting and quite intense ,while the second half is about the hero's fight against alcoholism which is dramatic.On the downside,Flight lags a bit in the second half ,and seems a bit too long.
Overall ,Flight is an engrossing drama powered by Denzel. A must watch if you like character movies.
Oscar Nominations -2
Best Actor- Denzel Washington
Best Original Screenplay- John Gatins