John Gatins

So speaking of never thinking the movie would get made, once Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington became attached, did you
On the face of it, Flight is your standard redemption story. Taking you aboard a plane falling apart in heavy winds, Flight is not what it seems. The film is about character, extending beyond the lead to nuanced supporting roles.
It is thrilling to anticipate the fate of Whip Whitaker -- who could face serious jail time for drinking, flying, crashing and killing six people even though he saved some ninety others. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat in Flight's final suspenseful courtroom scene.
Robert Zemeckis' Flight is a character study disguised as a thriller. The near-crash is just the beginning of the story -- and the story is not what you think.
Flight is the story of a flawed man enabled by the fact that he rarely loses control. That a hotel mini-bar can be scarier than a plane flailing in midair is a measure of this classic cautionary tale, one of the best pictures as award season approaches.