Critic Consensus: As comfortingly workmanlike as its protagonist, Sully makes solid use of typically superlative work from its star and director to deliver a quietly stirring tribute to an everyday hero.
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as Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
as Jeff Skiles
as Diane Higgins
as Lucille Palmer
as Charles Porter
as Ben Edwards
as Elizabeth Davis
as Mike Cleary
as Lorraine Sullenberger
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Critic Reviews for Sully
Director Clint Eastwood, brings his story to the big screen with the mushy simplicity of creamed corn.
Sully is about the man who landed the plane on the Hudson. Who better for Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger than Tom Hanks in white hair and matching moustache?
Eastwood handles the action sequences with the same cool-headed efficiency as Sully brought to his piloting - you suspect that Eastwood felt a kinship with this no-frills, no-nonsense man who was just doing his job.
Eastwood is not a showy filmmaker and almost everyone on the planet will know the movie's outcome. That makes it all the more remarkable that there are plenty of white-knuckle moments.
Audience Reviews for Sully
No easy feat to tell a story everyone knows turned out happily in an interesting and exciting way. Eastwood manages by not giving a shit about chronology, finding just the right emotions and being able to rely on one of the most convincing actors working today. It's also a movie about New York coming together again and healing after events that did not end quite as well a few years earlier.
The story is structured quite oddly. With multiple depictions of the crash landing, one feels Eastwood was really stretching to turn a 30 minute melodrama into an unimpressive hour and a half film. Hanks and Eckhart are good in their roles, but the material is presented with all the clarity of a bird strike.
Tom Hanks and the movie's last half hour save this lousy hagiography from being a complete disaster, but that after a lot of hideous, expository dialogue and useless flashbacks that don't offer any insight into anything - all just to convince us with few arguments that he is a hero.
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