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Flight (Two-Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy + UltraViolet) (2012)

Denzel Washington , Don Cheadle , Robert Zemeckis  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,403 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,403 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AF6B22E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,693 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington stars in this “riveting and powerful nail-biting thriller1” from Robert Zemeckis, the Academy Award®winning director of Forrest Gump and Cast Away.  Airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Washington) miraculously lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe.  But even as he’s being hailed for his heroic efforts, questions arise as to who or what was really at fault.  Action-packed, engrossing and powerful, Washington’s performance is being hailed as “a triumph2” and one that “will be talked about for years. 3

1 Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood

2 Richard Corliss, TIME

3 Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Rating:  R For Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Language, Sexuality/Nudity and an Intense Action Sequence


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431 of 473 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I know that some viewers might feel like there is a bit of a bait-and-switch when sitting down to watch the very adult drama "Flight." I was primed to see a movie about a harrowing plane crash. And indeed, this initiating sequence is staged with tremendous suspense and gut wrenching detail. It may be one of the more memorable scenes you are likely to see this year. But "Flight" is not really about this crash. It is, instead, a character study about addiction, about faith, and about taking responsibility. The heroic pilot that acted on that day is none other than Denzel Washington. But this is no ordinary hero, this is a mess of a man who fuels his life with drugs and drink. He is estranged from his family, defying propriety, and thinks that the rules don't apply to him. He's a great pilot, to be sure, that saved many souls. But he was also completely out of control when he did so. That is the moral dilemma at the heart of the movie. He is a hero. His bad acts did not cause the accident. And yet, he will still be cast in a villainous light if the truth emerges.

There are very few movies I go to these days where I really don't know what to anticipate. "Flight" started out in a completely unexpected way. We meet Washington right after a night of heavy drink and sex with a flight attendant. You know he shouldn't be flying, you know that tragedy is inevitable (if from the previews, if nothing else). But just as you are settling in, the movie takes us on a ninety degree tangent. We are than spending time with a junkie (Kelly Reilly) as she attempts to score her next fix. I was genuinely confused by this digression. Washington and Reilly split screen time during the opening scenes and fate will bring them together in the hospital.
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155 of 183 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films I've ever seen February 6, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
Now, when I first saw this movie I had no idea what it was about. I only knew that it had a tremendous Oscar-winning actor playing the role of a pilot. I had no idea I was in for such a wild ride. I will point out first and foremost that this is a very well put together piece of cinema. The acting, pacing, cinematography, character development is nothing short of top-notch. That being said, I can understand how marketing and trailers could have caused many people to become mislead to what the film would be covering as many of the negative reviewers seemed to have missed the point. This movie was about a plane crash in the way that The Shawshank Redemption was about escaping prison. Yes, those are both the fundamental plot points but they're more like a side effect of the central themes. (Not to say that the crash scene in Flight wasn't one of the most intense scenes I'd seen in years or that the prison escape scene in Shawshank didn't give me an all encompassing feeling of joy). But in my humble opinion, a movie shouldn't be spelled out for you in the trailers. Too many films do that already (mainly comedies/action/romance). Instead you should go into a film with an open mind and see where it takes you. Without giving too much away, you may be pleasantly surprised, as I know I was. This is the kind of film that makes you reflect on the choices you make. What you would do to save your reputation. How your words affect those around you. How your actions affect those you love. And how to find salvation when it feels like its impossible to grasp.
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71 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a movie about a plane crash February 16, 2013
By PD
Format:Amazon Instant Video
This is a powerful movie about a man you to want to love's struggle with alcoholism, he just happened to be in a plane crash. This is not a courtroom drama, not an action flick (the plane crash happens in the first 30 min of the movie and lasts maybe 5-10 minutes tops, after that all drama.

The movie starts out with an epic plane crash scene, one of the best I've ever seen in a movie. Denzel's character takes control of the plane like a pro, with every ounce of drug and alcohol seemingly vaporized from his system and his instincts as an ex-Navy fighter pilot take over.

The movie is great in it has you rooting for this guy throughout, but he keeps letting you down as the viewer, as well as all of the characters in his life. You saw how awesome this guy was in the cockpit, he was a hero, yet he cannot overcome this addiction. How can a man who could do such extraordinary things be so vulnerable to addiction? The movie does this part very well.

The most powerful scene emotionally comes at the end during the NTSB hearing and the scenes that follow.

I will admit until I gauged what the film was really about I was kind of "meh" about it, but by the end I fully understood and appreciated it for what it was. Powerful movie indeed.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
I know that some viewers might feel like there is a bit of a bait-and-switch when sitting down to watch the very adult drama "Flight." I was primed to see a movie about a harrowing plane crash. And indeed, this initiating sequence is staged with tremendous suspense and gut wrenching detail. It may be one of the more memorable scenes you are likely to see this year. But "Flight" is not really about this crash. It is, instead, a character study about addiction, about faith, and about taking responsibility. The heroic pilot that acted on that day is none other than Denzel Washington. But this is no ordinary hero, this is a mess of a man who fuels his life with drugs and drink. He is estranged from his family, defying propriety, and thinks that the rules don't apply to him. He's a great pilot, to be sure, that saved many souls. But he was also completely out of control when he did so. That is the moral dilemma at the heart of the movie. He is a hero. His bad acts did not cause the accident. And yet, he will still be cast in a villainous light if the truth emerges.

There are very few movies I go to these days where I really don't know what to anticipate. "Flight" started out in a completely unexpected way. We meet Washington right after a night of heavy drink and sex with a flight attendant. You know he shouldn't be flying, you know that tragedy is inevitable (if from the previews, if nothing else). But just as you are settling in, the movie takes us on a ninety degree tangent. We are than spending time with a junkie (Kelly Reilly) as she attempts to score her next fix. I was genuinely confused by this digression. Washington and Reilly split screen time during the opening scenes and fate will bring them together in the hospital.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Runs on too long
An alcoholic pilot with blood alcohol 3 times the limit for driving and high on coke--not the drink--lands a disabled plane with 6 deaths that ten expert pilots crashed with all... Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Garth R. Mailman
3.0 out of 5 stars Flight has good ending, but got a little wierd at times
Good movie overall, but some of the scenes seemed to be forced. They didn't seem necessary and therefore got long.
Published 7 hours ago by Cloud Family
4.0 out of 5 stars working alcoholics
It is truly amazing how some people can hide this and seam to be functioning completely normal. Their ability to consume as much as they do. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Stacey Moore
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad
I have to say the only good part in this movie was when he was flying the plane, after that we just lost interest.
Published 11 hours ago by Rob Hartzman
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't even get out of the bedroom scene
I expected more from D.W. - When the first "thing" I see as the scene opens is a nipple --- it just hit me wrong because I was not expecting that. Read more
Published 12 hours ago by 7919
3.0 out of 5 stars Very exciting and emotional movie. The stars delivered a great...
Flight was a very interesting and emotional movie. It was exciting, sad and at times even funny.You did not know how it was going to end.
Published 12 hours ago by R. Vinyard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Wonderful movie! Moved along well and held my interest during the whole film. The ending was a bit of a surprise.
Published 13 hours ago by Jody K Kessner
5.0 out of 5 stars A must watch!
...As movies go, this is one of the best ever. Denzel nails the character and the message is clear. Plus, this is really an exciting flick!
Published 13 hours ago by henry d hale
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware of opening scene
Great suspense movie. Beware of opening scene (for the kids out there). It has full female nudity. And it's not a a glimpse.
Published 13 hours ago by L. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Acting from Denzel
You didn't know whether to HATE him or feel sorry for him. He played the roll of an alcoholic in denial very well.
Published 14 hours ago by Gala
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