Sully

Sully

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Sully

Clint Eastwood directs Tom Hanks in the role of Chelsey Sullenberger, the "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot who saved lives with an incredible crash landing only to be criticised for his actions.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glide his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

2016Rating: M, Offensive language96 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Clint Eastwood ('American Sniper', 'Million Dollar Baby', 'Unforgiven', 'Gran Torino')
Writer:
Todd Komarnicki
Cast:
Tom HanksAaron EckhartLaura LinneyAnna GunnAutumn ReeserHolt McCallanyMike O'MalleyJamey SheridanJerry Ferrara
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

If there’s one Hollywood star you would trust to crash-land a commercial airliner without injuring a soul on board, it would surely be Tom Hanks.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even as recently as American Sniper, Eastwood has done a much better job than this of shading in the grays of what constitutes heroism, both during and after the fact. Sully is so square, it's a wonder it even gets airborne.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

That it unnerves you as much as it does may seem surprising, given that going in, we know how this story ends. But Mr. Eastwood is also very good at his job, a talent that gives the movie its tension along with an autobiographical sheen.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An unabashed crowdpleaser about a hero fighting to maintain that title when corporate greed threatens to tarnish his image.

3.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Clint Eastwood still has surprises in him.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Somehow it works.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It just might be the first plane-crash movie that suggests itself as suitable in-flight entertainment too.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Efficient and effective in Eastwood's experienced hands, "Sully" has interwoven a crisp and electric retelling of the story of the landing we know with a story we do not.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut and vivid.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The fact that Clint Eastwood continues to turn out such strong, impassioned, relevant, and entertaining work in his twilight years is nothing less than staggering.

0

True story bio-pics based on real disasters have little room for creativity because a major aviation incident like landing in the Hudson River is so forensically documented. However, the real disaster in Sully (2016) is not landing a plane in a freezing river, but the hysteria of the media, airlines, insurance companies and safety investigators, who all...

4.0
0

I loved the recreation of the famous 2009 water-landing on the Hudson – the sequence radiates authenticity, and benefits from an unflinching, forensic quality that makes it far more compelling than any number of overwrought Hollywood products about similar subjects. Although the incident was dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson”, director Clint Eastwood goes...

3.0
0

I don't give five stars very often, but this movie is extraordinarily good. I have always said that the sign of a good movie is when your mind keeps going back to it, and you want to know more, or watch it again. It was only 24 hrs ago that I went to see the movie, and I haven't stopped thinking about it, and have "googled" everything related that I can...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

If there’s one Hollywood star you would trust to crash-land a commercial airliner without injuring a soul on board, it would surely be Tom Hanks.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even as recently as American Sniper, Eastwood has done a much better job than this of shading in the grays of what constitutes heroism, both during and after the fact. Sully is so square, it's a wonder it even gets airborne.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

That it unnerves you as much as it does may seem surprising, given that going in, we know how this story ends. But Mr. Eastwood is also very good at his job, a talent that gives the movie its tension along with an autobiographical sheen.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An unabashed crowdpleaser about a hero fighting to maintain that title when corporate greed threatens to tarnish his image.

3.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Clint Eastwood still has surprises in him.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Somehow it works.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It just might be the first plane-crash movie that suggests itself as suitable in-flight entertainment too.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Efficient and effective in Eastwood's experienced hands, "Sully" has interwoven a crisp and electric retelling of the story of the landing we know with a story we do not.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Taut and vivid.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The fact that Clint Eastwood continues to turn out such strong, impassioned, relevant, and entertaining work in his twilight years is nothing less than staggering.

0

True story bio-pics based on real disasters have little room for creativity because a major aviation incident like landing in the Hudson River is so forensically documented. However, the real disaster in Sully (2016) is not landing a plane in a freezing river, but the hysteria of the media, airlines, insurance companies and safety investigators, who all...

4.0
0

I loved the recreation of the famous 2009 water-landing on the Hudson – the sequence radiates authenticity, and benefits from an unflinching, forensic quality that makes it far more compelling than any number of overwrought Hollywood products about similar subjects. Although the incident was dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson”, director Clint Eastwood goes...

3.0
0

I don't give five stars very often, but this movie is extraordinarily good. I have always said that the sign of a good movie is when your mind keeps going back to it, and you want to know more, or watch it again. It was only 24 hrs ago that I went to see the movie, and I haven't stopped thinking about it, and have "googled" everything related that I can...

5.0
0