Sully: Movie Review
“Sully” presents its best moments when it focuses on the events that transpired during the actual flight. Gripping, emotional and thrilling, the roughly 200 or so second re-enactment felt authentic and very real. It probably best describe why “Sully” simply works - it doesn’t feel fake at all.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided 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.
Yet again, Tom Hanks brings in a huge performance. He, as Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, was emotionally encapsulating and one that’s truly heartfelt. We couldn’t help but appreciate how much depth Hanks was able to convey on the big screen. We loved and we rooted for Sully because of Hanks. He made the character of Sully very tangible for the audience and that’s just a master at his best. On the other front, Clint Eastwood did an awesome directorial job. The film just sucks you in with its atmosphere. May it be the terror of knowing that the plane was about to crash or the tense NTSB investigations or simply our main characters being light and bubbly - Eastwood knew how to eke out every emotion and every moment to the audience. While the film starts off a little bit slow, the film ramps up and never relents.
Why you should watch it:
- gripping and emotional
- Hanks is again at his best
Why you shouldn’t watch it:
- the film starts off slow
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