Sully Reviews

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December 2, 2016
One of 2016's very best.
December 2, 2016
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 1, 2016
Even a likable and authoritative performance from Tom Hanks can't keep this movie in the air.
December 1, 2016
Obviously only one man could play such a solid figure of American heroism: Tom Hanks.
September 19, 2016
Somehow it works.
September 19, 2016
Eastwood has delivered a no-frills affair, almost to a fault. A brisk 96 minutes, the movie is workmanlike in its approach, yet still manages to be stirring thanks to the subject matter.
September 15, 2016
As Clint Eastwood's Sully proves, the Miracle on the Hudson is actually lousy material for a movie.
September 12, 2016
A fierce, stark, haunted drama of horror narrowly avoided.
September 11, 2016
You've heard of straw men? This is a straw movie.
September 9, 2016
Clint Eastwood still has surprises in him.
September 9, 2016
Sully can feel like a dutiful, hagiographic slog, even though its actual running time barely tops 90 minutes and both Hanks and Eckhart give warm, understated, funny performances in the only two roles developed enough to qualify as real characters
September 9, 2016
Hanks's Sullenberger is by far Eastwood's most untarnished standard-bearer to date. Not even Nelson Mandela came off looking this good.
September 9, 2016
Hanks is very good at playing an Everyman, and Eastwood is content to showcase Sullenberger in that way.
Top Critic
September 9, 2016
Sully is fascinating as a study of Eastwood's persecution complex, his fear that not everyone in the world adequately worships an accomplished white man.
September 9, 2016
A porterhouse of a movie that touches your heart.
Top Critic
September 9, 2016
Hanks does an admirable job of showing Sully's humiliating stress while his reputation was being challenged, with the first-rate support of a cast that includes Laura Linney as his wife, and Jamey Sheridan and Anna Gunn as his surly inquisitors.
September 9, 2016
Thrilling when we're on and around the plane (seeing that giant CGI bird splash down, especially on an Imax screen, makes you realize how improbable the whole enterprise was) and too often thudding when we're not.
September 9, 2016
"Sully" isn't interested in going anywhere new. Watching the movie, you can feel Eastwood hurrying up to finish to move on to his next thing.
September 9, 2016
Although not an Oscar-worthy endeavor, Sully proves to be by turns engaging, exhilarating, and nail-biting.
September 8, 2016
Eastwood moves slowly to the landing but gives it its full due. Filmed on IMAX, his big, clear images nevertheless remain somber -- as does Eastwood's own quiet score - in the big, awaited moment.
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