On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.
|Release Date||:||August 16, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros., FilmNation Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment, Flashlight Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Clint Eastwood, Susan Malerstein, David M. Bernstein|
|Writers||:||Todd Komarnicki, Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn, Autumn Reeser, Holt McCallany, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Jerry Ferrara, Molly Hagan, Max Adler, Sam Huntington, Wayne Bastrup, Valerie Mahaffey, Jeff Kober, Chris Bauer, Katie Couric, Michael Rapaport, Jane Gabbert, Vince Lombardi, Cooper Thornton, Noelle Fink, Lynn Marocola, Doris McCarthy, Purva Bedi, Justin Michael Woods, Christopher Curry, Blake Jones, Grant Roberts, Marc Chouen, Laura Lundy Wheale, Kamron Leal, Laura Lundy Wheale, Graham Sibley, Michael Joseph Donlan, Shaun Rey, Tommy McInnis, Kelly L. Moran, Kyle Julian Graham, Ann Cusack, Patch Darragh|
|Plot Keywords||:||new york, hero, pilot, airplane, investigation, biography, based on true story, travel, rescue, aviation, airplane accident, character name in title, based on autobiography, shot on imax cameras, birds, hudson river|
The problem with the movie "Sully" is that it's about 208 seconds of action, and we all know in advance that he successfully landed the plane with no loss of life. The movie starts off by telling the audience that. So the only 'tension' in the movie is whether Capt. Sully is going to go from hero to villain if it's decided by the accident investigators that his decision to go for the Hudson rather than one of the nearby airports was the safer decision or not.
Unfortunately, because the movie is based on Sully's own version of events, it looks at the everything from his point of view alone. If there was some background provided for some of the passengers, the audience might be a little more invested in the survival of everyone onboard.
The movie's just over 90 minutes long, basically because there wasn't enough to pad it out any further. It's well acted, but that's the only thing going for it. The real event was much more thrilling.