4 This Flight is well worth boarding!SECTION8 | 24/02/2013 | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer This is the sort of movie Hollywood likes to release around Oscar time, and to this Washington turns in another oustanding performance. Flight resesmbles a 2001 incident, when a captian of a stricken Airbus A330 landed the aircraft fuel-less and saved 306 passangers, only for the media to dig the dirt on his criminal past.If you go to see flight expecting a disaster movie as in the old Airport movies then think again. As although the first twenty minutes is truly nerve shredding as the seriously hung over Washington crash lands his stricken aircraft in a field and is hailed a hero, what follows is more than I expected as Flight is a moral drama that delves deep into inner demons of alchol and substance abuse. Finally leading to redemption but at a price. Kelly Reilly ( Eden Lake and Watson's wife in both Sherlock Holmes movies) is outstanding as the heroin injecting masseuse, who Washington meets in hospital. Washington never misses a beat as he unravels from cocky self assurence to reveal his inner monster reging with self pity and loathing. The final act of the film does go a little Hollywoody and John Goodmans dope dealing friend seems ill-fitting, but on the other hand offers some darkly comic moments. Add to this brillianty subtle special effects and a fantastic sountrack Flight is well worth boarding.See if you like.......The Pilot. (1980)Cast Away.Training Day.