Off the wagon
After saving the lives of 98 passengers on a doomed aircraft, a heroic pilot with a taste for the sauce (Washington) must fight accusations of in-flight intoxication which threaten to destroy his name and put him behind bars. Robert Zemeckis’ return to live-action filmmaking – for the first time since Castaway way back in 2000 – is a morally muddled affair which seems to preach sobriety while sloppily (and with zero subtlety) advertising the booze it looks to condemn.
Flight | Directed by Robert Zemeckis (USA, 2012) with Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle. Starts January 24