Reviews

  • Oct 22, 2021

    In tears............

    In tears............

  • Oct 17, 2021

    An excellent portrayal of the Hudson Miracle and the resolution of what followed, including a look into the tense and hectic life post-incident.

    An excellent portrayal of the Hudson Miracle and the resolution of what followed, including a look into the tense and hectic life post-incident.

  • Aug 30, 2021

    Based closely on true story. Powerful. Blobbo moved.

    Based closely on true story. Powerful. Blobbo moved.

  • Aug 23, 2021

    Tom Hank's performance and Eastwood's directing makes this movie great, despite it being slow. It portrays the real life story of the "Miracle on the Hudson" beautifully and detailed.

    Tom Hank's performance and Eastwood's directing makes this movie great, despite it being slow. It portrays the real life story of the "Miracle on the Hudson" beautifully and detailed.

  • Aug 20, 2021

    I think I've mentioned before that I'm a sucker for latter day Eastwood films, and this is probably my favourite. Eastwood does take some artistic license during the culminating court proceedings of the film, but I see this as a necessary deviation and one that actually very much works for the film. Apart from that, everything is almost to the T of what happened, and it is astonishing. Eastwood's filming of the river rescue is stunning, and to see the landing itself from a number of different angles so believably is testament to the director.

    I think I've mentioned before that I'm a sucker for latter day Eastwood films, and this is probably my favourite. Eastwood does take some artistic license during the culminating court proceedings of the film, but I see this as a necessary deviation and one that actually very much works for the film. Apart from that, everything is almost to the T of what happened, and it is astonishing. Eastwood's filming of the river rescue is stunning, and to see the landing itself from a number of different angles so believably is testament to the director.

  • Aug 03, 2021

    Brilliant! Of it's ilk, this is up there. Generally well acted, and well written

    Brilliant! Of it's ilk, this is up there. Generally well acted, and well written

  • Jun 18, 2021

    When the machines fail and the birds strike, in the face of nonhuman threats everything hinges on a Lacanian notion of logical time, the intersubjective temporality which structures human action: It is Sully's ability to maintain his humanity, to avoid giving in to automatic responses by refraining from physiological panic and seeing the contingencies that a preprogrammed computer misses, that makes him almost superhuman.

    When the machines fail and the birds strike, in the face of nonhuman threats everything hinges on a Lacanian notion of logical time, the intersubjective temporality which structures human action: It is Sully's ability to maintain his humanity, to avoid giving in to automatic responses by refraining from physiological panic and seeing the contingencies that a preprogrammed computer misses, that makes him almost superhuman.

  • Jun 13, 2021

    Just watching this marvellous movie on a Sunday afternoon. It's perfect in every way,

    Just watching this marvellous movie on a Sunday afternoon. It's perfect in every way,

  • May 30, 2021

    Analysing the strengths and flaws of this one is as straightforward as the film itself. Tom Hanks is a good actor and likable persona. Sully is a likable character. It writes itself. Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart, likewise, do decent work. The film has a certain predictability in that the scenes of peril have already had their outcomes revealed at the film's beginning. This was a strange narrative decision, but perhaps onw that allowed the audience to view the incident as if recalling back to past trauma rather than in a conventional format? At any rate, the antagonistic portrayal of the investigation body rightfully earned the ire of a few reviewers. It was a cliche device utilized to raise Sully up as a hero, which he still probably is. There wouldn't have been much of a film without playing up that narrative. The story is rather thin and reads a bit too much like a slightly more professional version of The 15:17 to Paris. All in all, a failure with anyone but Hanks in the main lead.

    Analysing the strengths and flaws of this one is as straightforward as the film itself. Tom Hanks is a good actor and likable persona. Sully is a likable character. It writes itself. Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart, likewise, do decent work. The film has a certain predictability in that the scenes of peril have already had their outcomes revealed at the film's beginning. This was a strange narrative decision, but perhaps onw that allowed the audience to view the incident as if recalling back to past trauma rather than in a conventional format? At any rate, the antagonistic portrayal of the investigation body rightfully earned the ire of a few reviewers. It was a cliche device utilized to raise Sully up as a hero, which he still probably is. There wouldn't have been much of a film without playing up that narrative. The story is rather thin and reads a bit too much like a slightly more professional version of The 15:17 to Paris. All in all, a failure with anyone but Hanks in the main lead.

  • May 04, 2021

    Having worked in the industry is was compelling viewing ; not only do you have the central players at stake here ( namely pilots, crew and passengers ), but the river workers, rescue personnel and Air Traffic. A lot of people suffered unimaginable stress because of this, which isn't really touched upon in any great detail. What is covered extensively, is the investigative side which I have experience of. So much power is give to these ( jumped up desk pushers ) individuals, that their regular MO is guilty until proven innocent. They are endowed with minimal levels of empathy and are, more often than not, proven to be wrong ( incompetent ). As was the case here and it is highlighted very well. The man did an exceptional thing and no mistake.

    Having worked in the industry is was compelling viewing ; not only do you have the central players at stake here ( namely pilots, crew and passengers ), but the river workers, rescue personnel and Air Traffic. A lot of people suffered unimaginable stress because of this, which isn't really touched upon in any great detail. What is covered extensively, is the investigative side which I have experience of. So much power is give to these ( jumped up desk pushers ) individuals, that their regular MO is guilty until proven innocent. They are endowed with minimal levels of empathy and are, more often than not, proven to be wrong ( incompetent ). As was the case here and it is highlighted very well. The man did an exceptional thing and no mistake.