Denzel Washington's natural gravitas seems all the more fascinating when tainted by sins and secrets in this tale of a functioning-alcoholic pilot. Movies | Movie Review. Life Takes Nose Dive, and Settles Into an Abyss. ' Flight ' Stars Denzel Washington as an Alcoholic Pilot The director Robert Zemeckis discusses making “ Flight ” with Denzel Washington. By Mekado. Drama · An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which With Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman. An airline pilot 90 of people found this review helpful. Was this.