Outside the distilling and brewing professions and some areas of entertainment, society condemns on-the-clock drinking nearly across the board, but the mere idea of tippling pilots can send both frequent and infrequent flyers into panic mode. In Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight,” a confident and consummately skilled pilot pulls a passenger plane out of a death plunge while registering a blood alcohol level that would render most people unsafe at any speed, but the real crash in Whip Whitaker’s life is taking place in slow motion.
3 ½ stars
Starring: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman. (Drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence)