Sully
Sully (2016)

Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, re-enacting his incredible successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 9, 2016
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2016
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Brian Lowry
CNN.com

Eastwood has delivered a no-frills affair, almost to a fault. A brisk 96 minutes, the movie is workmanlike in its approach, yet still manages to be stirring thanks to the subject matter.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

You've heard of straw men? This is a straw movie.

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David Fontana
Film Inquiry

Though Sully doesn't push too far outside the boundaries of its genre, it still manages to be a subtle, understated representation of a very grandiose achievement.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As Clint Eastwood's Sully proves, the Miracle on the Hudson is actually lousy material for a movie.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

Sully can feel like a dutiful, hagiographic slog, even though its actual running time barely tops 90 minutes and both Hanks and Eckhart give warm, understated, funny performances in the only two roles developed enough to qualify as real characters

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Alex Casey
New Zealand Herald

Just like Flight 1549 itself, Sully starts off fine but doesn't quite seem to land exactly as planned.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

A fierce, stark, haunted drama of horror narrowly avoided.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Hanks's Sullenberger is by far Eastwood's most untarnished standard-bearer to date. Not even Nelson Mandela came off looking this good.

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Jorge Ayala Blanco
El Universal

A film about civil heroism, declining its foundations and seeds towards the collective feat, towards the sense of duty and epic discretion, with a final sparkling smile from the copilot. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
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… More
Kevin M. Williams
You'd think this very nearly a freshman effort as this work so cut-and-dried ... but for the presence of so many heavy hitters in the cast. Fortunately the… More
Carlos Magalh„es
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… More
Mark Hobin
I'm not here to debate whether the NTSB really was the villain in this ordeal. (For the record, they gave Sullenberger high marks in their accident report… More
Film Crazy
Tom Hanks is the force that makes this movie a watchable drama. But ultimately, Hanks and Eastwood can only do so much with a true life story.
KJ Proulx
After the dour summer that we had, I have been longing for the "Oscar season" to start. The fall has always been the dumping ground for the films that… More