Sully (2016)

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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
Genres:Drama, History
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
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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 real event more interesting than the movie
    September 11, 2016
    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.