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Sully Reviews

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August 22, 2018
Eastwood's calm, brilliant dismantling of the Great Man Theory using the great man himself.
August 21, 2018
It's ultimately Tom Hanks' performance, nuanced with facial tics and emotional eyes that betray his calm-on-the-outside demeanor, that saves the film from faltering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2018
Sully is too bland to be worthy of the talent of the great Clint [Eastwood], but that doesn't stop it from being a good movie. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 26, 2018
A purposeful argument in favor of a dying breed: the durable, honorable American male.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 23, 2018
In our too-often juvenile, preening culture, this is a story that celebrates grown-up ideals such as responsibility, personal initiative, and the integrity of doing a job well regardless of accolades or rewards.
February 6, 2018
Captain Sullenberger may not have sought the limelight, but he more than deserved it, and Sully is a fitting testament to his humble courage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 2, 2018
Sully is a man of honor, who refuses to define himself as a hero after the act of heroism he starred in. [Full review in Spanish]
January 23, 2018
Tom Hanks [hasn't] fit a role so perfectly in a long time.
January 16, 2018
As tension builds inside the pilot who made headlines . . . so does the tension build in this film by director Clint Eastwood. Before you know it, you're wrapped up in the drama....
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 10, 2018
Eastwood's cinema, notwithstanding its narrow thematic range, generates ideological and emotional complexity, even on a seemingly simple narrative foundation, through a dialectical approach.
December 4, 2017
Sully unexpectedly feels like the natural follow-up and perfect companion piece to Clint Eastwood's previous directorial effort in the polarizing but nonetheless Oscar-nominated American Sniper
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2017
Director Clint Eastwood, brings his story to the big screen with the mushy simplicity of creamed corn.
November 13, 2017
Sully saved lives and for that he almost lost his pension. This detailed drama tells you why.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 6, 2017
Hanks is fantastic as Sully. In fact, this is a fantastic film. Go watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2017
Even with its slightly convenient climax, Sully makes a strong comment on its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2017
If 9/11 was the day when everything went wrong in New York, this -- albeit on a smaller scale -- is the day when everything goes right. It's the stark, life-affirming contrast that gives this film its unexpected emotional power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2017
Competent adequately describes it. Go for the acting, the contrived drama is nothing to cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2017
There are touching moments, and there are frustrating ones, but ultimately if you enjoy the dramatic moodiness that Eastwood evokes, you too will find enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2017
With a documentary style, Eastwood does a magnificent job of eavesdropping on Sully and Stiles' interaction, of balancing information with emotion.
August 24, 2017
The flight and its landing are depicted transparently and without fuss. Your knuckles will be white all the same.
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