Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart co-star. Directed by Clint Eastwood. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart, Autumn Reeser, Sam Huntington.
Release Date: Sep 09, 2016
Rated PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language.
Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
Sully is an impressive piece of filmmaking that showcases the type of heroism that’s rarely shown. Clint Eastwood directs his film with a steady hand showing the dichotomy of emotions that Captain Sullenberger was going through after his miraculous landing. Tom Hanks is perfectly cast as Sullenberger, displaying the levels of introspection and self doubt that his character was going through. It’s a thoughtful piece of filmmaking which screams award season contention. It’s an impressive character study that’s well acted and directed through even though there is a sense that film has been padded a bit. It’s an odd sensation to watch an hour and a half film that feels much longer than it is.