I had taken this movie off my list when my sister said she could not even finish watching because it upset her so much. She is a HUGE Denzel fan.
I am trusting your review as always and will put it back on my list. Perhaps it was just too dark a portrayal for my Sis. Thanks Naomi.
I loved this film and like you, I felt his performance was amazing. There were times in the film I felt his face took on the distortion, turmoil and dishevelment. I never get to see all of the nominated films but even with the ones I see, my opinions are rarely in agreement with the winners.
I love reading your film reviews and in some cases your posts have encouraged me to see a film I might not have bothered with otherwise.
I've read the reviews on this film and I really want to see it. I love Denzil and can already tell it's going to be a powerful performance. And doesn't he look good for his age? I doubt I'll get to see this film on one of my plane journeys for obvious reasons so I'll have to get the DVD!
I remember your saying in an email how much you thought of this movie and Denzel Washington's performance. I do have on-demand, so I'm sure I'll be checking this one out very soon!
I haven't seen this but I have to say I've never seen one of Denzel's movies that I didn't like his performances! He's a wonderful actor. (and easy on these old eyes! lol)
This didn't come to our theatre so I will have to Netflix it. Great review.
I have not seen this or any other movie for about 2 years. I doubt that will be remedied soon, but I will put it on the future list. I love Denzel, and I think he should have played Alex Cross in the movies made from Patterson's books. He is the one I always pictured when I read them.
This film intrigues me, and now I've read your review I definitely want to see it! Thank you :)
I hope you're well.
When you review a film you love you do it in such a way that I feel it must be the very next movie I watch. I plan to check out the movie on Netflix (I have a long list and never get around to seeing ANY MOVIES lately due to my busy schedule...but soon, my friend, soon...now that hockey season is over and things will hopefully slow down, I'll add it to the list).
I haven't been touched by a movie in so long and I think I would recommend something like this to a couple of friends I know, one in particular who is struggling with her addiction. Thanks for the heads up.
Hope you are doing well, sweet friend. It's been a while since we've chatted.
Were you ever a movie critic? You would be a good one! You have a keen eye and write so well.
I agree with Riot Kitty.
I have to be careful what I watch just now although I am so into Breaking Bad and its characters that it doesn't upset me. I'm not talking about the morality of it all - just the pure technique.
I expect in time I shall enjoy any film you recommend.
Flight is a film to be respected.
It dealt head on with the cruel reality of addiction. The toll it takes just not on the addicted, but on everyone around them. The compromises made when it is someone we love that is difficulty. To deal with both justice and forgiveness- all within the frames of a single movie- I am in awe.
I've watched the movie twice so far. I expect I'll watch it again, peeling back the nuance behind the denial and the pain.
I cannot imagine anyone but Denzel Washington in the lead role. And the soundtrack- I'm very partial to music.
Whenever a plane hits turbulence, I wonder how many passengers now go " Please don't let the pilot do a Denzel" ( I did).
Have this on my "to watch" list. I love Denzel but I think you're right in some of his action movies haven't shown the depth he can actually go. One of my favorites by him will always be "The book of Eli." For some reason I loved that movie. Then in "Safehouse", a more recent one, well that wasn't his best stuff. I know these action guys sometimes make big bucks for not such great acting.
I haven't seen this film and I don't know if I want to. I'm not really comfy with films about something going wrong with either the pilot or the plane during a flight. Just a bit too stressful for me.
I loved this film. Denzel is always so genuine.
Denzel plays some great loner 'man with a mission' type roles so this should be interesting when we get it here.
Maybe not one for watching on planes though.
I went to find this in Redbox tonight and it was already rented. I'll try again another day! It does look interesting.
I didn't see this film when in our theater but had made a note to view it in the future. I, too, think Denzel is a good actor. Your account of this movie enhances my interest.
I really like Denzel Washington and it is true that he was perfect for this movie. You gave an excellent review. I wish you would write reviews for the LA Times.
Great review. I was on the fence about this movie, but now am convinced to see it if just for Denzel's acting alone. I guess I was thinking it was a disaster plane movie with a twist but it seems twist (the human aspect) IS the main part of the film. So, sold.
I haven't seen his one yet but I have to say anything with Denzel in is worthwhile. The man has the star quality and is a joy to watch and hasvthat amazing voice to top it off. He is my idea of a true Hollywood star. Thanks for your review Naomi.
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