Movie Review – Sully

By Winston C.


The movie, Sully, was released on September the 8th, directed by Clint Eastwood, and stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. Based on true events, it is about the plane that crashed into the Hudson River in New York in 2009 and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation that followed. The film shows you the plane crash and how the NTSB tried to paint Sully as if he did the wrong thing. So buckle your seat belts because we are about to review Sully.

Saying Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart did an amazing job is obvious and also an understatement. Every time Tom Hanks performs as a character he gives his 100% effort. They both delivered promising acting and you can feel as if they were the real people instead of actors. Clint Eastwood does an amazing job showing you everything that happened before the crash and after. Each scene feels clean and organized, though there are a few problems (we’ll get to that later). The scenes of the plane crash feels surreal it’s as if you’re on the plane as well. During that scene, the film drags you in, making you feel claustrophobic. There’s a sense of intensity as you hear the dialogue between Sully and his co-pilot. The scene was masterfully crafted and was a big plus.

Some of the problems with this film are the flashback scenes in the movie. We get a lot of these scenes showing his love for aviation but it just seems unnecessary and random at times. Oddly, the movie is not in chronological order as the movie starts off after the crash. This mix of flashbacks and random order can sometimes be confusing or misleading. The phone calls Sully makes with his wife, played by Laura Linney, can sometimes drag down the movie and immensely slow down the pace.

Sully was a fun and amazing film that deserves to be watched. Is it so amazing that you should go out and watch it immediately? No, but is it a good film that if you have the time you should definitely get your friends and watch together? Yes. I highly recommend you check out this movie when you have the time, you won’t be disappointed.   

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