Denzel Washington takes 'Flight'

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 2, 2012 - 5:20 AM

Review: The actor is perfectly suited to his role as a pilot whose substance abuse threatens his hero status.

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comment229Nov. 2, 12 6:39 AM

Sorry, but this movie lost me with the TV commercial that sensationalizes this movie in a way that is a sad reflection of how Hollywood views this world. Al Haynes and Sully Sullenberger are the real heroes and yet, shun the spotlight and glamour. They were only doing their jobs, and airline pilots daily do the same. Take a look at the latest commercial flight record for the last two years. Amazing. We don't need the Denzel Washington's of the world to glamorize this industry or to point out their failings. We should all do our jobs as well as the people in the trenches in the airline industry.

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konjokrisNov. 2, 1210:42 AM

Boo Hoo, sounds like a pilot comment above. I am excited to see this film, Denzel is a fine actor and yes, even omnipotent pilot is flawed as I experienced as a flight attendant for 17 years. Not all of John Q. (hahaha) Public knows the in and out of airline life and culture, we are a rag tag bunch of professionals who all do an outstanding job and it's nice to see a film about a pilot who is not your avereage white dude. I can't wait to see this film.

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xjritterNov. 2, 12 3:30 PM

Robert Zemeckis has been behind several great pioneering films like Back to the Future, Castaway, Polar Express, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Contact. Just based on that track record (plus the fact that Denzel is perfect for this role) I will gladly see this movie. Hollywood often saves its best movies for the end of the year, and Flight appears to be no exception to that practice.

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davemn55Nov. 2, 12 7:14 PM

I just saw it. I loved it. The 1st 30 min is wild (crash sequence).

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mjetchickNov. 3, 12 1:51 PM

Sorry. Overrated. Not sure why you think the script is so good. Whip being a hero is implied but barely seen although he says it several times. Most of the movie is a trip with an alcoholic drug user who has screwed up his life and others.The ending hotel scenes were so predictable as was his coming clean. Unimpressed.

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