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Sully Reviews

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November 19, 2017
Director Clint Eastwood, brings his story to the big screen with the mushy simplicity of creamed corn.
March 23, 2017
It's ironic that a movie being advertised as 'the story you didn't know' is actually at its best ( ... ) when it's showing us the story we do know, namely the events of that cold afternoon in New York, on January 15th, 2009.
February 17, 2017
Just like Flight 1549 itself, Sully starts off fine but doesn't quite seem to land exactly as planned.
December 17, 2016
[The film has] a second act of dubious heroism in which there is far more crash than take-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2016
Ultimately, Sully fails to capture the spirit and resonance that captured America's imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 14, 2016
Clint Eastwood can't land this overblown mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 11, 2016
As cold as the Hudson River in January.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 19, 2016
Sully needs a character, but especially a plot. It's no accident that Eastwood decides to put a long landing sequence, as if sensing that the drama of the film will not catch our attention. [Full review in Spanish]
September 8, 2016
Tom Hanks turns in a beautifully restrained performance in Sully, but despite some memorable sequences, the plodding script feels padded even at barely over 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 7, 2016
Sully is a meaningless, toothless waste of 96 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 3, 2016
At its best, 'Sully' is a middle ground portrait of an American hero without any deep insight. At its worst, it's an unsalvageable mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2016
Watching that airplane land on the Hudson River is a heart-stopping wonder. But the entire ordeal lasted just 208 seconds. The movie is 96 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2016
It's impressive that Eastwood, at age 86, has managed to become more lively and humane a director. But his politics may be unduly coloring his films, and it's becoming distracting.
September 8, 2016
There are shockingly few scenes that manage to add to the story in a meaningful way, and it results in more drag than a plane taking off with its flaps up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 5, 2016
Sometimes incredible true stories don't make for incredible films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 1, 2016
Several television shows and documentaries have already been made which chronicle US Airways Flight 1549 and they offer more insight than this cheesy, fictionalised version.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 8, 2016
It's an Eastwood film that very nearly strikes the same unsophisticated but delicate tone of his obligatory end-credits ditty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2016
Stretching those 208 seconds into 96 minutes proves difficult.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 9, 2016
A mishmash of genres -- a would-be disaster flick, a legal thriller, a heroic biopic -- jarringly cut together with the thinnest of threads linking them together.
September 13, 2016
Though Sully is by no means Eastwood's worst film -- I reserve that honor for 2002's Blood Work -- it does achieve the impossible. It makes an unlikeable film out of one of the few feel-good stories of the aughts.
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