|Denzel Washington is Whip Whitaker in FLIGHT.|
Photo by Robert Zuckerman. (c) 2012 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
At nearly two and a half hours long, the film tends to drag a bit in spots and never quite justifies its length, but Washington's tremendous performance is compulsively watchable. His portrayal of a man in a literal and metaphorical tailspin is the stuff Oscar nominations are made of, and he is surrounded by a top-notch supporting cast including Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo and a scene stealing John Goodman as Whitaker's good-natured cocaine dealer. James Badge Dale also makes a strong impression with only one scene as a cancer patient with a love of cigarettes and a unique perspective on life and death.Click here to read my full review.