Review of the new, high anticipated drama “Sully”

Ryan Murray, Sports Editor & Online EIC

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Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” (based on US airways flight 1549 that ended up in the Hudson River) featured an all-star cast and proved an amazing story to review.

The majority of this film is not about the flight and landing in the Hudson River, but about what happened to captain Chesley Sullenburger (Sully) after his forced water landing on the Hudson.

Tom Hanks (Sully), Aaron Eckhart (Jeff Skiles), and Mike O’Malley (Charles Porter) are involved in the drama after the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the flight. Many computer and human stimulations were ran to see if the plane could make it back in time. During that process, Sully never question himself and his decision to land the plane in the Hudson.

The film definitely pulled at the emotions of the viewers, especially when Sully found out while he was in the hospital that he saved every passenger on the plane.

However, the flashback of the plane landing in the Hudson was just in Sully’s head, so it was not happening currently in the movie.

Aaron Eckhart did an excellent job of playing First Officer Jeffrey Skiles. Eckhart put in a lot of emotion when he was playing Skiles. It would not be surprising if Eckhart is a nominee for the award of best supporting actor.

One of the funniest moments in the movie was when Skiles was asked if he would do anything differently and his response was iconic.

The movie’s music fit perfectly with every situation. The special effects in the movie were of such great quality that I felt like I was on the plane rather than in the theater.

In my mind I think this movie could win multiple awards. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes movies that are non-fiction and to anyone who likes history and of course Tom Hanks fans.


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Review of the new, high anticipated drama “Sully”