Wow! The first act of this film which includes the aircraft mishap is truly 'edge-of-your-seat' stuff. On a 120" screen with the surround sound cranked up you really feel like you're in the airplane and cockpit. Emotionally exhausting.
I didn't think anyone would come close to matching Daniel Day-Lewis' performance in Lincoln but Denzel Washington is close behind. His portrayal of an alcohol and drug addicted pilot who is also courageous when needed was a treat to watch. That said, I don't think this is a blind buy unless you're a hard-core Denzel fan. The second and third acts are character/dialog driven and are powerful stuff but many may find one viewing of this film is enough. But it's a recommended watch.
I rented this film from Redbox and my copy froze in a three different spots which I eventually cleared by using my fast forward and play buttons on my remote. It could have been a bad disc but I'm also aware that there is a new copy-guard on this movie.
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