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Sully (2016)



Critic Consensus: As comfortingly workmanlike as its protagonist, Sully makes solid use of typically superlative work from its star and director to deliver a quietly stirring tribute to an everyday hero.

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Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, re-enacting his incredible successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River.

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Tom Hanks
as Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Aaron Eckhart
as Jeff Skiles
Valerie Mahaffey
as Diane Higgins
Delphi Harrington
as Lucille Palmer
Mike O'Malley
as Charles Porter
Jamey Sheridan
as Ben Edwards
Anna Gunn
as Elizabeth Davis
Holt McCallany
as Mike Cleary
Laura Linney
as Lorraine Sullenberger
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Critic Reviews for Sully

All Critics (341) | Top Critics (53)

Sully is about the man who landed the plane on the Hudson. Who better for Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger than Tom Hanks in white hair and matching moustache?

December 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

One of 2016's very best.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

How do you make a full-length feature film about the "miracle on the Hudson", dramatic and inspiring as it may be? Easy. You get Clint Eastwood, 86, to direct.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even a likable and authoritative performance from Tom Hanks can't keep this movie in the air.

December 1, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Obviously only one man could play such a solid figure of American heroism: Tom Hanks.

December 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Sully is the kind of film that Howard Hawks might have made in times gone by. It's a tale of quiet, unfussy heroism; of highly trained professionals doing their jobs in the most challenging circumstances imaginable.

November 30, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sully


No easy feat to tell a story everyone knows turned out happily in an interesting and exciting way. Eastwood manages by not giving a shit about chronology, finding just the right emotions and being able to rely on one of the most convincing actors working today. It's also a movie about New York coming together again and healing after events that did not end quite as well a few years earlier.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

The story is structured quite oddly. With multiple depictions of the crash landing, one feels Eastwood was really stretching to turn a 30 minute melodrama into an unimpressive hour and a half film. Hanks and Eckhart are good in their roles, but the material is presented with all the clarity of a bird strike.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Tom Hanks and the movie's last half hour save this lousy hagiography from being a complete disaster, but that after a lot of hideous, expository dialogue and useless flashbacks that don't offer any insight into anything - all just to convince us with few arguments that he is a hero.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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