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Review: Tom Hanks sticks the landing as 'Sully'
Acting is top notch, even if the rescue drama is a bit too ordinary.         
4924 points by Arizona Republic | American film actors US Airways Flight 1549 Actors from California Academy Award for Best Actor American television actors Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 1968 births Chesley Sullenberger
‘Sully’ Is Latest Historical Film to Prompt Off-Screen Drama
An investigator of the plane crash at the center of the story disputes events as portrayed — which may be beside the point in a Hollywood film.
2658 points by The New York Times | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Chesley Sullenberger Film Airbus A320 family Water landing Danville California LaGuardia Airport
Tom Hanks earns his wings as hero pilot ‘Sully’
After delivering a “Sergeant York” for a new generation with the deeply patriotic if also anti-war film “American Sniper,” 86-year-old Clint Eastwood continues in the modern American hero vein with “Sully,” a biographical drama about the airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who famously landed a US Airways jet on the Hudson River, saving dozens of lives, including his own, and giving a mourning city a reason to cheer. As someone remarks, New York needed a good story about a jet.
4 points by Boston Herald | Academy Award for Best Actor US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Chesley Sullenberger Clint Eastwood Hudson River American television actors
As ‘Sully’ premieres, passengers of Flight 1549 remain grateful

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | US Airways Flight 1549 Hudson River US Airways Infant Chesley Sullenberger LaGuardia Airport Takeoff Water landing
Review: Uplifting ‘Sully’ celebrates humans at their best
Director Clint Eastwood captures essence of what made the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson so inspiring        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger Hudson River New York City American film actors Hero Water landing Manhattan
Review: Hanks solid, but ‘Sully’ otherwise falters
Clint Eastwood’s sloppy ‘Sully’ works overtime to tell us what we already know about the Miracle on the Hudson        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Chesley Sullenberger US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Academy Award for Best Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American television actors Clint Eastwood Actors from California
Real-life investigators object to portrayal in 'Sully' movie
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world knows Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger as the pilot who managed to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life after the plane lost thrust in both engines.…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | US Airways Flight 1549 LaGuardia Airport US Airways Chesley Sullenberger Hudson River Trade union Tom Hanks Aaron Eckhart
Real-life investigators object to portrayal in ‘Sully’ movie
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world knows Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger as the pilot who managed to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life after the plane lost thrust in both engines. But in the movie “Sully,” about the “Miracle on the Hudson” ditching of US Airways […]
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | US Airways Flight 1549 National Transportation Safety Board Hudson River Chesley Sullenberger US Airways LaGuardia Airport Water landing Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks-piloted ‘Sully’ as solid and unassuming as its hero
Put Tom Hanks in charge of pretty much any vessel — be it the container ship from “Captain Phillips,” the lunar module from “Apollo 13,” even the school bus from “Bachelor Party” — and something is bound to go wrong. But he’s exactly the actor you’d want to calmly save the day without a lot of fuss.
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Chesley Sullenberger LaGuardia Airport Hudson River Water landing Katie Couric Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks team up to tell the tale of a stoic, heroic 'Sully'
Several factors might have drawn Clint Eastwood to directing "Sully," the story of 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing of a U.S. Airways passenger jet on that frigid New York river, but one that's not the most obvious might be the most significant. "Sully" stars Tom Hanks as Captain...
329 points by Los Angeles Times | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Hudson River National Transportation Safety Board Water landing Chesley Sullenberger Academy Award for Best Actor LaGuardia Airport
Byko: Sully is not a hero

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Chesley Sullenberger Fixed-wing aircraft Air safety National Transportation Safety Board Clint Eastwood Bergen County New Jersey
In ‘Sully,’ New York Is Clint Eastwood’s Latest Star
Clint Eastwood’s new movie focuses on the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson, but “Sully,” which stars Tom Hanks, is the director’s “New York story.”
-1 points by The New York Times | New York City US Airways Flight 1549 LaGuardia Airport Chesley Sullenberger Hudson River Clint Eastwood Manhattan New York
What the real Sully thinks about the Tom Hanks movie
On Jan. 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles successfully set down their bird-damaged airliner on the river next to Manhattan, and all 155 people on board were soon safely off-loaded.
24 points by The Denver Post | US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger US Airways Clint Eastwood Airline Water landing LaGuardia Airport Film
Investigators dispute ‘Sully’ portrayal: ‘We’re not the KGB’
WASHINGTON — Losing thrust in both engines but still managing to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life is plenty dramatic. But the drama in “Sully,” the movie about the “Miracle on the Hudson” ditching of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, doesn’t stop there. And that’s...
8 points by New York Post | US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger Water landing Hudson River LaGuardia Airport US Airways United States National Transportation Safety Board
'Sully' offers the untold story of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' water landing of a jet (review)
Clint Eastwood's direction is rock-solid, and the script by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty" by Sullenberger and co-writer Jeff Zaslow, gives the story the kind of pacing it needs to build to a powerful but subdued crescendo. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- We all know the story. Or do we? In December 2009, US Air flight 1549 took off from New York's La Guardia airport and hit a flock of geese. The bird strike took out both engines. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger had no choice but to put the plane down in the Hudson River. The landing was successful, and all 155 people on board survived. The event came to be known as "The Miracle on the Hudson," and Sullenberger was hailed as an aviation hero from coast to coast. So where's the movie in this all-too-familiar story? Here's what we didn't know until this movie was made. Executives at US Airways were looking for someone to blame for the loss of the plane. They held hearings trying to prove that Sullenberger had the time and ability to bring the plane back to the airport. Tom Hanks plays Sully with great understatement. Aaron Eckhart plays Jeff Skiles, Sully's younger co-pilot. While newspapers and television talk shows are singing Sully's praises for his courage under fire, for his concern for his passengers, he waits nervously in his hotel room waiting to see if his career is over. Sully has just started his own security firm business, and his family needs money. He wonders if he will lose his pension. He expresses these concerns over the phone to his wife, played by Laura Linney. All of Linney's scenes are of her alone in her suburban kitchen, talking to her worried husband over the phone. Maybe that's why she is the weakest link in an otherwise strong cast. Clint Eastwood's direction is rock-solid, and the script by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty" by Sullenberger and co-writer Jeff Zaslow, gives the story the kind of pacing it needs to build to a powerful but subdued crescendo. The hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board has all the tension and surprises that any good trial movie needs to succeed. But the heart of the movie takes place when the actual water landing is re-created for the film. This is not the movie you want to see on the night before a flight. "Sully" doesn't have the dramatic fireworks of the 2013 Somali pirate film "Captain Phillips," in which the lead character was also played by Hanks. But the writing, acting and direction all combine for a satisfying real-life-hero, ripped-from-the-headlines story that was well worth telling. REVIEW Sully Who: With Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney and Jamey Sheridan. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Todd Komarnicki. Rated: PG-13. Running time: 96 minutes. When: Opens Friday. Where: Area theaters. Grade: B+
35 points by The Plain Dealer | US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Chesley Sullenberger US Airways American television actors LaGuardia Airport Hudson River Water landing
How 'Sully' got the Hollywood treatment
Thanks to a little help from Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks.         
3804 points by Arizona Republic | US Airways Flight 1549 Jim Lovell Chesley Sullenberger American film actors Hudson River Academy Award for Best Actor Actors from California Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NTSB investigators say ‘Sully’ portrays them as bad guys
Losing thrust in both engines but still managing to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life is plenty dramatic. But the drama in “Sully” doesn’t stop there.
76 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways National Transportation Safety Board LaGuardia Airport Hudson River Chesley Sullenberger Water landing Tom Hanks
Hanks, Eckhart take flight as real-life heroes in 'Sully'
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — As far as everyday heroes go, commercial airline pilots might be among the most unsung.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | US Airways Flight 1549 Jim Lovell Water landing Chesley Sullenberger Landing American film actors US Airways Hudson River
Tom Hanks Talks Filming ‘Sully’ with Clint Eastwood: ‘You Don’t Want to Piss Him Off’
“He’s the man!” exclaimed Tom Hanks on working for the first time with director Clint Eastwood at the New York City premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Sully” Tuesday night at Lincoln Center. “There’s absolutely no doubt when he’s on the set work begins. You don’t want to piss him off because he might cold-cock ya,”... Read more »
631 points by Variety | Chesley Sullenberger American film actors Hudson River Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood New York City Actors from California US Airways Flight 1549
Adult audiences drive ‘Sully’s’ big $35.5M landing
Both audiences and critics responded strongly to the taut drama — Clint Eastwood’s first since “American Sniper”        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Clint Eastwood Film Warner Bros. IMAX Hudson River US Airways Flight 1549 Movie theater Chesley Sullenberger
Tom Hanks: Captain Sully is a hero
Controversy surrounded pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger after he landed US Airways Flight 1549 safely on the Hudson River in 2009. But Tom Hanks, who stars in the new movie 'Sully,' considers the pilot a hero.
167 points by CNN | Chesley Sullenberger US Airways Flight 1549 Hudson River Barbra Streisand American film actors Donald Trump Academy Award for Best Actor Tom Hanks
‘Sully’s’ big $35.5 million landing from adult moviegoers
Adult audiences turned out in droves to take the plunge with “Sully,” director Clint Eastwood’s dramatization of the Miracle on the Hudson.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Film Clint Eastwood Warner Bros. Hudson River IMAX US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger Academy Award for Best Actor
‘Sully’ earns $35.5 million in opening weekend to win box office
Adult audiences turned out in droves to take the plunge with "Sully."
-1 points by Daily News | Clint Eastwood Film Warner Bros. Hudson River IMAX US Airways Flight 1549 Movie theater Chesley Sullenberger
Voices: ‘Sully’ a powerful reminder that miracles happen
On this weekend when many of us are reflecting on 9/11, an event so seared in our memories that it is hard to believe 15 years have passed, ...       
74 points by USA Today | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Chesley Sullenberger Hudson River New Jersey TWA Flight 800 American Airlines Flight 587 John F. Kennedy International Airport
Hanks portrays real-life hero in ‘Sully’
As far as everyday heroes go, commercial airline pilots might be among the most unsung.It’s a truth that’s not lost on Tom Hanks, who plays Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, aka “Sully,” in Clint Eastwood’s latest, out Friday. His is a name no one would know had something not gone terribly wrong with U.S....
-1 points by Concord Monitor | US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Chesley Sullenberger Actors from California Jim Lovell Hudson River Clint Eastwood Academy Award for Best Actor
Review: Sully Landed the Plane. Then He Had to Endure the Spotlight.
“Sully,” Clint Eastwood’s film about US Airways Flight 1549, largely involves what happens after he, his crew and his passengers are plucked from the Hudson.
3145 points by The New York Times | US Airways Flight 1549 Academy Award for Best Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American film actors American television actors Chesley Sullenberger Hudson River Actors from California