Overall Rating: 4/5
September 9, 2016
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Rated PG-13 (for some peril and brief strong language)
As a general rule, I would highly recommend Clint Eastwood’s directorial filmography, and Sully is not an exception.
The film depicts the true story of an attempted emergency landing by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks). I don’t want to say anything more than that in regards to the story (watch it and research it on your own), but I would like to discuss the filmmakers’ skills in telling it.
Eastwood deftly crafted a film that tells a time-old story of heroism and true courage. Everything from the pacing to the cinematography comes across as deliberate and clean; there’s not a lot of flair in this film. In fact, the film feels almost over-duteous at times. The casting and acting jobs were done well–Hanks and Eckhart share a good chemistry on screen and both deliver subtly excellent performances (especially Hanks).
Mark this one down on your “to-watch list” especially if you’re a fan of true stories, American heroism, and/or Clint Eastwood’s work.