By Hollywood standards, FEARLESS is a brave attempt to grapple with some Big Issues--life, death, faith, guilt, stuff like that. At times, it crashes to the ground in a blaze of heavy-handed symbolism, but FEARLESS also achieves some haunting, hallucinatory flights of beauty.
Jeff Bridges plays Max Klein, a San Francisco architect psychologically transformed by an appalling plane crash. In the moments before impact, Max realizes he is not afraid of dying. Until now a nervous, harried figure, he discovers a heroic calm that helps him save several passengers, but also
makes his entire previous existence seem foreign and irrelevant. The only person the new Max can...