Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because his blood test reveals that he was intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. He denies being impaired, so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. However, letting go of his addiction is not as easy as it seems... Written by
Denzel gives a performance that was truly Oscar worthy and solidifies him as one of Hollywood greatest actors. It is another performance that has you wishing for another ending no matter how many times you watch it, and as one that owns the Blu-ray of Flight I have watched it several times so I know.
The story is brought to life by great performances and terrific chemistry. The supporting cast brings their "A" game as well. Even in the "low" points in the movie you don't want to miss a second because of the brilliant portrayals of these broken people trying to find their way through the tragic events that are their lives.
It is an interesting character story about people trying to rebuild and find redemption after coming to the realization that they are broken. Hollywood should make more movies like this!
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