Movie Review: FLIGHT (2012) – Flawed Protagonist Concept Taken Too Far

Shah Shahid

Cinephile. Bollywood Connoisseur. Attempted Writer & Editor at http://blankpagebeatdown.com. Host of Split Screen Podcast (@splitscreen_pod). Member of the Twitterati @theshahshahid. Diagnosed w ADH– look a dust bunny!

6 Responses

  1. ruth says:

    Bummer you didn’t dig this one. I haven’t seen it yet so I just skimmed this review, but still I saw a spoiler 🙁 In any case, I’d think Denzel is still worth seeing.

    • Shah Shahid says:

      Sorry for the Spoiler Ruth. I tried to warn you. My 1st paragraph before the rating is usually Spoiler-Free in case anyone decides to start then back out. Just an FYI.

      I will still watch anything by Washington, but it feels like he’s got more misses than hits recently.

  2. I really liked this. It had its issues, such as a dodgy ending and Goodman’s weird character but I thought Washington’s performance was brilliant and really helped pull it along. Not perfect by any means but pretty entertaining by and large. Nice review mate.

    • Shah Shahid says:

      Thanks for the comment. Much appreciated.

      Washington was awesome in this. And to be fair, I will watch anything he does going forward, given that he’s one of the few actors that has solidified his awesome-ness, despite any mis-steps in the present.

      I just felt his performance was out of context in the story and execution of this. It went nowhere… I thought. I enjoyed Goodman’s abruptly weird appearances, despite feeling out of place.

  3. CMrok93 says:

    Even though he didn’t win, Denzel definitely deserved the Oscar nomination because he is just great here and keeps this flick ticking, just when it seems to fall on it’s own, two feet from conventionality. Good review Shah.

    • Shah Shahid says:

      It seemed like an out of context performance. I wouldn’t say ‘Oscar’ by any means… but he was good. Like I keep saying, Washington is one of those actors whose performances are never in question, well rarely, it’s just an issue when everyone else around him can’t deliver like him.

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