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Flight

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Flight
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A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Pictures, [2013]
ISBN: 1415769524
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (138 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Nov 29, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a 2012 American film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
The film stars Denzel Washington as Whip Whitaker, an airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board.
Immediately following the crash, he's hailed a hero, but an investigation soon leads to questions that puts the captain in a different light.
An airline pilot commented that "a real-life Whitaker wouldn't survive two minutes at an airline, and all commercial pilots—including, if not especially, those who've dealt with drug or alcohol addiction—should feel slandered by his ugly caricature."
I agree on this comment.
A real-life Whitaker wouldn't pass the pre-flight test.
In any case, Denzel Washington's performance is superb.
Almost at the end Ellen Block, the female investigation leader, reveals that two empty vodka bottles were found in the trash of the plane, but none were served to the passengers.
Only one of the crew's toxicology reports was positive for alcohol.
Since this female attendant's report was positive for alcohol, Block asks Whip if he believes that she drank it.
Rather than lie and permanently taint the attendant's good name, Whip admits that he drank it.
If you follows the stolyline, you don't think the real Whittaker would admit it.
Anyway, this is only a movie.

Nov 25, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

For me, finding out that in real-life actor Denzel Washington is, in fact, a devout Christian certainly cleared up much of the meaning behind a lot the bull that prevailed in Flight's flighty story.

If one bothers to pay really close attention to the underlying message in Flight, there can be no denying that this is, in reality, a religiously biased tale that centers around the holy deliverance and redemption of a contemptible louse (sinner) who transforms into a glowingly sober saint.

The one scene of holy pretentiousness that totally killed me was when Wimp... (oops!)... I mean, Whip Whitaker went to visit co-pilot Ken in the hospital.

Even though this dude would never walk again as a result of the plane crash, he beamed at Whip and said that the Lord Jesus Christ had ordained the crash (that killed 6 people) just so that Whip could see the errors of his philandering ways and now walk the path of total righteousness. (Spare me!)

Personally, I thought that Whip was a truly despicable character, from start to finish, who wasn't worth any sympathy or consideration, whatsoever.

And, speaking about despicable characters, I thought that John Goodman as the stinking, loud-mouthed, drug dealer, Harling Mayes (who always had the answers for everything) was a total ass-wipe of the highest order.

This easily-forgettable film also lost itself some significant points for its blatant product placement of both Corona & Budweiser beers.

Jun 20, 2014
  • Dianne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A disturbing story in which the transformative moment happens near the very end.

Jun 13, 2014
  • gurujr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Heavy handed "addiction is bad" movie which had some good moments. Denzel is superb and great supporting cast. Tough to see most of the movie seeing Denzel's character just spiraling down.

May 24, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Washington & Goodman's few scenes are funny plus a nude chitown actor, scha-wing

Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was okay, we weren't overwhelmed by anymeans.

Jan 31, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great acting. Good film. ...a realistic addiction depiction ! (Kev's PICkS :...for alcoholism/coke addiction without hope,.. check out "Crazy Eyes".)

Jan 30, 2014
  • SylviaThomas23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic movie! Loved it. I was happy he came clean at the end and sought for help.

Nudity? And f-bombs?? Sign me up!

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Apr 15, 2014
  • rem85 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

rem85 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Sep 29, 2013
  • firstnationswmn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 02, 2013
  • adrax rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2013
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Jun 11, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 06, 2013
  • RichardPaul rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Other: Does not play - must be damaged.

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: The protagonist is an alcoholic drug user, which is essential to the plot. He also smokes plenty of cigarettes. He is shown snorting cocaine, as well as other characters snorting cocaine and shooting up heroin.

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: An accident is conveyed in a very vivid and realistic fashion. It may be intense and frightening for some audiences. There are also scenes of heavy drug use.

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: One woman is seen fully nude frontal and behind. No frontal male nudity is shown, other than a shirtless torso. Male backsides are shown, including that of protagonist Whip. Sex is implied a few times, but never explicitly seen.

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: The violence is minimal in the conventional sense, but blood is spilled in an accident. Dead bodies and injured survivors are shown. People scream in pain. The protagonist's eye is damaged and bloody and shown in close-up. The violence is more of that nature.

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: The f-words and mf-words are used a number of times. Profanities, blasphemous phrases, and rough slang are used frequently, but the words tend to blend into the background and aren't used for shock; they flow with the story and their use makes sense.

Jun 11, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Other: This film deals with mature topics such as alcoholism.

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Aug 01, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Aug 01, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Honey, could you hustle us up a couple of daiquiris and a cocktail weenie? On second thought, just bring the booze, I brought my own weenie. Oh, she's offended. And she should be. I'm a pig. And I hate me. That's what we have in common, Nurse Ratchet. We both hate me."

Jul 24, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"What the hell kind of meds they giving you? Alprazolam: that's generic xanax. Hydrocodone: that's generic Vicodin. Probably Canadian. Where's the dihydromorphine? Is this amateur hour?"

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Jun 11, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

An alcoholic and drug abuser air plane pilot manages to complete the miraculous landing after a mid-air mechanical problem on an airplane makes flying the craft difficult. However, the role his addiction plays in the landing is the question for the NTSB to answer. Also, how and weather the pilot can recognize his problem with drugs brings this film to a end.

Mar 30, 2013
  • cdsrus rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The Lost Weekend meets The High and the Mighty. Denzel is good, too bad the script wasn't.

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