This is movie is almost like a suspense-thriller. One one hand, there is the piolet, Whip, who sucessfully lands a plane by performing extraordinary feats while under duress. Essentially, because of his expertise and skill, he saved the lives of everyone on board. On the other hand, he is a cocaine addicted alcoholic, who flies while drunk and high. Reconciling the two puts the viewer in turmoil. If you are in the mood for an movie that replicates the complexity of real life, this may be the right one for you.