Sully (2016)

Sully is a powerful biographical film about the dramatic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River directed by Clint Eastwood. 

I have always admired good biographical films. The main reason is that I learn a lot of incidents I did not necessarily know of before. Sully is interesting and focuses on one of the most dramatic air line crash landings to date.

So, we are in January 2009 and Captain Chesley Sullenberger is going out from LaGuardia airport in New York, three minutes after takeoff the plane hits a flock of Canadian geese and lost all engine power, they were not capable of reaching any airport, so the captain ended up gliding the airplane into a ditch in the Hudson river. All 155 passengers and crew came out if it alive and with only minor injuries, and Sullenberger was declared a hero by the people.

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Tom Hanks portrays Sully, and really shows why he is one of Hollywoods finest actors. He manages to capture the stress of a pilot about to crash an airplane. and all the emotion of the mental problems of the aftermath of said crash. With his beautiful snow-white hair he shows a pilot that has confidence in his own abilities. He has amazing chemistry with His co actors Aaron Eckheart who plays his co-captain.

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The movie is directed by Clint Eastwood, and it is not necessarily a typical Clint Eastwood film, but it may be the best movie he has directed in his career. The direction is beautiful and detailed, and his use of mise-en-scene and great acting almost makes us forget we are watching actors.


The cinematography is done by Tom Stern, aka Clint Eastwoods primary cinematographer, he has done the work on every Eastwood movie and the man is quite good with a camera. He manages to capture the frames in amazing way, and here in Sully he always keeps the focus on the serious tone of the characters faces while the plane is crashing. The cinematography always follows Sullenberger around.


Sully is a great film, and there are a lot of things to learn from this. Not only learn that Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors ever. Sully manages to portray human fear in one of the best ways I have ever seen, and Clint Eastwood does the directing of a lifetime in this must see film

Score: 9/10


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