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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Excellent but mature drama about alcoholic airline pilot.

Movie R 2012 138 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 18+

Full frontal gratuitous female nudity from the first second!

Unfortunately it made very uncomfortable viewing with family. Opening scene is a totally naked woman in a hotel room for several minutes and we were all wondering when the scene would end and if another one would crop up soon, so gradually members of family left the room, so never even got to the 30 minute mark!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 18+

Gratuitous female nudity

The opening scene shows a totally naked woman wandering around a hotel room. We see EVERYTHING (breasts including nipples, buttocks as she bends over towards the camera, and even her vagina). Don't bother.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (17):

After too many years of gimmick- and special effects-based movies, with FLIGHT, director Robert Zemeckis once again finds the perfect balance between characters and spectacle. (He achieved this in his best films, Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.) This is also easily the most mature movie of his career. A slightly less talented director would have focused on the heavy issue of alcoholism, but Zemeckis instead uses the suspense of the impending hearing, as well as rich characters and performances (John Goodman is a particular standout). The balance makes for a far more effective and appealing film.

Likewise, special effects are restricted to the first act only and used to support the characters and themes, rather than the other way around. Moreover, Flight bravely includes many unconventional moments, ranging from powerful, passionate speeches by minor characters to amazing moments with no dialogue at all. Flight is purely a Hollywood film, but it's Hollywood at its very best.

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