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Film review

Washington soars in ‘Flight’

Actor brilliant as heroic but deeply flawed pilot

Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is grilled by reporters in “Flight.”
Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is grilled by reporters in “Flight.”
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If “Flight” weren’t so exceptionally crafted and acted, this tale of self-destruction and eventual redemption might feel like the sort of feel-good fare you’d see on the Lifetime Movie Network, or even a 12-step-program promotion. Instead, director Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action film since 2000’s “Cast Away” is by turns thrilling, engrossing and even darkly funny, anchored by a tremendous performance from Denzel Washington. This is one of those Washington roles, like his Oscar-winning work in ...


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