An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.
After opening with one of the most terrifying flying scenes I've witnessed, in which an airplane is saved by being flown upside-down, Robert Zemeckis' Flight segues into a brave and tortured performance by Denzel Washington - one of his very best. Not often does a movie character make such a harrowing personal journey that keeps us in deep sympathy all of the way. Washington plays a veteran commercial pilot who has built up a tolerance for quantities of alcohol and cocaine that would be lethal for most people. - Four stars