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Certificate 15
Cast
Denzel Washington
Bruce Greenwood
John Goodman
Melissa Leo
Don Cheadle
Kelly Reilly
Directors
Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriters
John Gatins
Running Time
138 minutes

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On a wing and a — hic — prayer


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Plot
Airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Washington) lands a stricken jet during a storm. But, as he’s hailed as a hero by the media, Whip has a dark secret: he’s an alcoholic, who was drunk while flying the plane...


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A welcome return to live-action filmmaking for Zemeckis, who hasn’t lost his knack for a brilliant shot or for extracting great performances. It may not exactly be a first-class experience throughout, but there’s nothing wrong with premium economy.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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