Denzel Washington gives one of his most nuanced and impressive performances.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle
Micheala G said on Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:32:57 PM
I found the movie to have served it's purpose and thoroughly entertained me. Your critique is very nit-picky. What happened to suspending your belief for a fictional tale? The movie wasn't as hard to believe as you make it out to be. It took you on a journey and didn't leave any unanswered questions. Remember life is sometimes crazier than fiction.I have heard about pilots who were drunk on the job before. Everyone gets caught but it's the when and how of Flight that takes you on a interesting well acted journey.
Paul Haak said on Friday, November 09, 2012 6:46:35 PM
Sorry, Richard. I found that while the movie was entertaining and Denzel Washington was very good, it had many, many flaws that stood out and took my attention from the movie. For example, with Whip being as strong an alcoholic as he is portrayed, he would have been found out much sooner in his career than he was, due primarily to the random drug testing all flight crews are subject to. Another flaw was the landing itself. When that plane hit the ground at over 100 miles per hour wreckage would have been splayed over a much longer footprint, and it would not have held together as well as it did.
There were other examples, but not quite as obvious. One lesser one was at the end where he was in prison. He is seen wearing a quite expensive looking wrist watch, which prisoners would not be allowed to keep while incarcerated. Besides, even if they were, someone else in the prison would have been more than happy to relieve it from him.
One more minor point was his keeping track of his days of sobriety while in prison. I guess I wasn't aware there were that many opportunities to imbibe while locked up.
There were orhers but you get the point.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I would probably give it a 3.