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: 86% 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

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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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Sully unexpectedly feels like the natural follow-up and perfect companion piece to Clint Eastwood's previous directorial effort in the polarizing but nonetheless Oscar-nominated American Sniper

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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

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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Harvey S. Karten

Sully saved lives and for that he almost lost his pension. This detailed drama tells you why.

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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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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

Hanks is fantastic as Sully. In fact, this is a fantastic film. Go watch it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% 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 Magalhćes
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