Denzel Washington’s New Movie Gets Strong Reviews
Denzel Washington, one of the most respected men in Hollywood, has just released another action thriller, “Flight.” In the film, Washington plays an alcoholic pilot who lands a plane in heroic fashion. But later, he is confronted by the media when his alcohol abuse comes to light. The film allows Denzel to play a complex character, and gives him an opportunity to show his skills in a wide variety of potentially intriguing scenarios.
On the site, “Rotten Tomatoes,” where viewers vote on the quality of the film, the movie has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10, with over 90% of viewers giving the film a “fresh tomato” (positive review).
Other stars in the film include Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Leo and director Robert Zemeckis.
Here are some of the comments by critics around the country.
“But Washington keeps it alive and real at all times as a man who, a failed marriage and an estranged son aside, would seem to have had things his own way most of his life and has never been forced to take a clear-eyed look at himself. The actors hits notes that are tricky and nuanced and that he’s never played before, contributing to a large, layered performance that defines the film.” — Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
“Serious-minded drama steers a horrifying nightmare at 20,000 feet into one man’s turbulent personal struggle with his drinking problem — and not in the jokey ‘Airplane!’ sense, either. Denzel Washington is aces as a commercial airline pilot who pulls off a miraculous mid-air stunt while flying with a 0.24 blood alcohol concentration, only to face his demons on the ground. Pic should soar on all platforms — except in-flight, of course.” — Peter Debruge, Variety