Gripping and tense. Close up on Neil’s life as well as on the mission and the flight. Powerful stuff.
I know this whole movie is about this moral dilemma Whitaker creates with his drinking on the job while still saving a lot of lives in a crash that is not his fault. But to me it felt more like a general movie about a guy with an alcohol addiction. They could have substituted the plane crash with any other situation that put him in a similar tight spot. His acting made it interesting enough, but the rest was not up to par.