Film

Off the wagon

OUT NOW! Robert Zemeckis gets his morals muddled in his return to live-action filmmaking, dragging Denzel Washington down with him, in FLIGHT.

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