DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood STARRING: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O’Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt McCallany, Ahmed Lucan, Laura Lundy Wheale, Onira Tares USA 2016
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the so called “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger slid his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. Clint Eastwood is still on top of his game and Sully is a solid triumph in every single way. Truly engaging and full of tension, Sully is an honest and compelling drama, where Tom Hanks is Captain Sully Sullenberger – the perfect and perhaps only choice for the role – and with that we’re not saying that Sully is Tom Hanks’ one man show, but it’s close to that. Eastwood and screenwriter Todd Komarnicki well-documented this true event, creating the perfect sense of immediate tension, along with some modesty to the real concept of heroism. After the disaster that was American Snipper, Eastwood went again straight to the heart of a true American hero, this time around with a more realistic and humane approach. Overall, Sully is a solid win.