A brilliant move by a Hollywood studio to create a movie that sells it as an airplane crash thriller but talks to a deeper issue - alcoholism. Denzel is brilliant in this. John Goodman adds the right touch of humor. It's an exciting yet maddeningly sad and touching movie on many levels. The lies of a brilliant person with an alcohol problem will not go unnoticed by their loved ones. It's the self-redemption that will catch you by surprise in this movie.