'Flight' With Denzel Washington Is Good, But The Film Just Doesn't Soar

November 2nd, 2012 3:00pm EDT | Two Jews On Film By: Two Jews On Film


Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a secret...He's an alcoholic/coke addict. Whip is also an extraordinary pilot who miraculously crash lands a plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving all but 6 people on board.

After the crash, Whip is hailed a 'hero', but he certainly doesn't feel like one.  To avoid the press, he escapes to his childhood farm where he tries to kick the booze.