Metacritic Movie Ratings
Flight Reviews

4.0

76

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Flight opens with one of the most harrowing in-flight-disaster depictions of all time.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    This absorbing drama provides Denzel Washington with one of his meatiest, most complex roles, and he flies with it.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The film is not without flaws. It glosses over the story of the dissolutionof Whitaker's marriage and does not delve deeply enough into the source of his problems with his son. A romance with recovering junkie Nicole (Kelly Reilly) rarely rings true.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    One unwelcome surprise is how shopworn the story's components prove to be. Still, they're enhanced if not redeemed by Mr. Washington's stirring portrait of a skillful, prideful pilot hitting bottom.

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