Sully

Sully

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On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain, Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

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jazzy4u
Aug 14, 2019

5 Stars for the Hero, Sully Sullinberger, and one star for the cracker-jack director, script writer and (past being able to put out great films anymore), Clint Eastwood who allowed a weeny film to be made about a great, fast thinking, feet on the ground pilot who saved 155 lives. (Clint messed up "The 14:17 to Paris" film in this exact same way). The first 5 and the last 10 min were fine but I wanted more...more information, background, more about the man, himself. Instead, we get Hank (whose always good), with a perpetual lined forehead and high blood pressure and no descent script to bounce off from. They did have a one liner I liked, "Its been a 'long' time since N.Y. got any good news. Especially about a plane". I got the message that human's tend to look for the worst in ourselves and other's. All too often we just stop there and don't make ourselves aware of the good...thus, the lines and high blood pressure!

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SAPL454
Jul 18, 2019

MRI

PERF

A great airline pilot turned hero!

AUD

ADU

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akirakato
Jun 08, 2019

Directed by Clint Eastwood in 2016, this American docudrama delves into the investigation of the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.
It shows an untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson.
Riveting, engaging and fascinating!

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ericbrown601
Jun 08, 2019

Another vanity project from Clint Eastwood that was actually good thanks in part to a great performance from Tom Hanks!

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Suellen1111
Jun 07, 2019

Tom Hanks trying to look serious just managed to look grumpy. Not Tom-Hanksy enough for me.

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iloveseaotters
May 20, 2019

Where do I begin? This is a truly wonderful movie and I was glad that they made it because I never really knew the story of how it all unfolded. Tom Hanks was amazing in this film and he was very believable as Sully. Definitely an emotional and inspiring movie!

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flub
Jan 15, 2019

Nothing spectacular.

The film is really quite jumpy when it comes to the timeline, switching ahead and back in time for long periods. It's distracting.

It's an hour and a half. It needn't have been any longer.

While the Miracle on the Hudson is an interesting story, it's not really covered in a way that's completely interesting and comprehensive to the viewer in this film.

Additionally, the real life Sully has stated that the national transportation agency weren't as difficult as the movie portrayed them as, and they completed a thorough and quick investigation without any hoopla.

It's really not too good, but earns three stars somehow.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 12, 2018

Sully is a film that is based on real events. On January 15, 2009 (ironically five days before Barack Obama’s inauguration), after a bird strike with the loss of two turbines, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles landed 155 souls into the Hudson River, safely, as he struggled with a plane crippled by birds in both engines. In the beginning of the film, Sully has a flashback of an unusual manifestation of a plane crashing into a building, something that resembles the 911 attack. There is a very strong message perhaps an allegory that if Sully was unable to fly that day, this would result in a tragedy so great that hope would be eliminated from our consciousness forever. The greatest catastrophe the world would ever know, a worse fate than 9/11 unlike any other. If the plane crashed into another building, many may have died in such a fate such a tragedy such a way that would have impacted the world's energy negatively to the point of no return. But, Sully is a true hero. He impacted the world's energy positively. Sully managed to escape his own death, and save every last soul. Sully’s selfless devotion to his duty was fascinating. Sully's ability to feel care and compassion is a very rare quality in our world today. There are very few people willing to sacrifice their lives and remain in a state of tranquillity and calmness while facing the possibility of their own death. Sully represents the strongest element of care and compassion because he selflessly walks through the plane (twice in real life) for the sake of their innocent lives. Strangely, the first responders were unprepared, but there dedication managed to bring hope. There were passengers, mothers, fathers, and an innocent baby. The baby was saved without a scratch. For it is innocence that will prolong for decades and demolish fear and chaos. Elon Musk and his billionaire cronies are obsessed with a future of robots that will ultimately fail. According to the world of the future, there will be planes without pilots and that translates a horrible message that artificial intelligence would have killed all 155 souls and these people would be dead today. This tells us that we still need humans particularly the emotion of compassion, and robots lack this ability. Everyday a human being loses their job, our economy is perishing. Technology fails to behave like a human being, but follows the software of the programmer. Our humanity is lost along with the lost generation of Sully because of the dangers of artificial intelligence. Sully is claimed to be a hero, but in the film the official investigation attempts to destroy his reputation and his career. Sully has to defend himself and the investigators in the film as they try to demonize him. Perhaps, its because the leftists see certain characteristics as the enemy like a heterosexual heroic Caucasian man. This is very refreshing to see they are not all useless. The director’s allegory is an unusual one indeed, that the investigators are portrayed as emotionless individuals who feast upon death and tragedy, who seem unhappy with a positive hero. The passengers and the crew survived unlike the 911 attack. The dynamic of hope saved the wives, the daughters, the sons, and the children forever. This proves that hope and love will live on forever and ever. @janmarrow1225 of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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mohee
Sep 11, 2018

As an aviation enthusiast , I enjoyed it .

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ausnos
Jun 29, 2018

I fast-forwarded this movie quite a lot of times. It was dreadfully slow and felt pointless to watch, so I shut it off prematurely.

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jimg2000
Jan 28, 2017

Flight 1549: A Routine Takeoff Turns Ugly
Captain Sullenberger Recalls The Bird Strike And The Tense And Crucial Minutes That Followed:

In February, just two weeks later, Capt. Sullenberger gave Katie Couric and 60 Minutes his first account of the harrowing five minutes in the sky over New York City.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flight-1549-a-routine-takeoff-turns-ugly/

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jimg2000
Jan 28, 2017

Many quotes in IMDb. Favorite is:
Elizabeth Davis: [At the NTSB investigation proceedings] First Officer Skiles, is there anything you'd like to add? Anything... you would have done differently if you... had to do it again?
Jeff Skiles: Yes. I would've done it in July.
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This one is not in IMDb:

Here's a funny thing: I've delivered a million passengers over 40 years in the air... but in the end I'lm gonna be judged on 208 seconds.
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Just once I'd like to get out of LaGuardia on time.
-Well you know the only way to get out of LaGuardia.
No, what's that?
-Flight from JFK.

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