D: Robert Zemeckis
Paramount (Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey & Robert Zemeckis)
USA 🇺🇸 2012
138 mins


W: John Gatins
DP: Don Burgess
Ed: Jeremiah O'Driscoll
Mus: Alan Silvestri

Denzel Washington (Whip Whitaker), Don Cheadle (Hugh Lang), Kelly Reilly (Nicole Maggen), Bruce Greenwood (Charlie Anderson), John Goodman (Harling Mays), Melissa Leo (Ellen Block)

Disguised as a disaster/action movie by it's promotional trailer, Flight is actually a sensitive drama about alcoholism & drug addiction.
Denzel Washington is brilliant as Captain Whip Whitaker, who averts a plane crash using unconventional methods, but then finds his conduct investigated following the aftermath of the heroic landing, which lost 6 lives from it's passengers & crew.
Denzel Washington rarely disappoints and thoroughly deserved his Oscar nomination for best actor & all the supporting performances are excellent, especially Don Cheadle as Whitaker's lawyer, Kelly Reilly as a fellow drug addict & John Goodman, who attempts to steal the show as a manic drug dealer.
Those expecting a plane crash adventure might be disappointed, but I thought this was the best movie that tackled the subject of alcoholism since 1995's Leaving Las Vegas (qv).

Denzel Washington in Flight
Denzel Washington in Flight