1 hour 35 minutes
Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Give the older audience something to cheer about and they will fill the theater. And that movie worth cheering about is called “Sully”.
Director Clint Eastwood’s still in top form at the age of 86. He exquisitely recreates “the miracle on the Hudson”, when Tom Hanks as airline Captain Chesley Sullenberger made his dramatic life or death decision effecting his 155 passengers.
Eastwood maneuvers “Sully’s” true life exploit into an intense thriller, but the most dramatic ingredients only came into play after “Sully’s” controversial decision to turn the Hudson river into a landing strip.
A board of enquiry found fault with “Sully’s” decision, forcing the embattled pilot to defend his decision with everything he had knowing he did the right thing.
The older crowd will have to rely on their experience enjoying classic films down through the years to appreciate “Sully” as a deeply felt and highly skilled adventure .
Hanks gives his trademark flawless performance getting solid support from Co-Pilot Aaron Eckhart in more ways than one.
It’s a credit to Clint Eastwood’s storytelling technique that “Sully” packs so much drama into the sparse running time of 95 minutes.
One of the many remarkable achievements that assure “Sully” it’s wings with a high flying 4 stars.
And Tom Hanks performance is so real, you hardly know that he’s acting.