Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Robert Zemeckis' FLIGHT

Robert Zemeckis' FLIGHT

Movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

A lot has been written about the harrowing plane crash in Flight. Yep, it’s pretty harrowing, but I’d still hold up World War Z, Knowing, and Pitch Black as having comparable crash sequences.

The real star of Flight is Denzel Washington’s incredible performance. I’ve always enjoyed him in movies but here he goes over the top in this portrayal of the physical and psychological impact of alcoholism as his character wrestles with his long nurtured practice of lying to himself.

Don’t watch this movie if you’re looking for something warm and fuzzy. Watch it if you want to see a master actor portray someone forced to wrestle with his own soul in broad daylight.

Review copyright (c) 2013 by Dennis D. McDonald

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