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Caryn James

Can Denzel Washington Save Zemeckis' Bogus 'Flight'?

  • By Caryn James
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  • November 2, 2012 11:03 AM
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From the vapid, saccharine Forrest Gump to the overwrought, improbable Flight, Robert Zemeckis has remained a master of manipulation. That Oscar for Gump? Flight’s closing night slot at this year’s New York Film Festival? Forget them and look at the films: emotionally pandering and commonplace, all dressed up in awards-ready fancy clothes.

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