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Sully (2016)

Director:
Clint Eastwood
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Biography
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Sully
RUNNING TIME
96 minutes
Producer:
Clint Eastwood
Frank Marshall
Allyn Stewart
Tim Moore
Screenwriter:
Todd Komamicki


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger Tom Hanks
Jeff Skiles Aaron Eckhart
Lorraine Sullenberger Laura Linney
Dr. Elizabeth Davis Anna Gunn
Tess Soza Autumn Reeser
Donna Dent Ann Cusack
Mike Cleary Holt McCallany
Charles Porter Mike O'Malley
Ben Edwards Jamey Sheridan
Michael Delaney Jerry Ferrara
Doreen Welsh Molly Hagan
Jimmy Stefanik Max Adler
Jeff Kolodjay Sam Huntington
Larry Rooney Chris Bauer
Pete the Bartender Michael Rapaport

 

Review

A somewhat world-weary Tom Hanks is playing real-life pilot hero Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, a man whose feat of saving the lives of 155 passengers and crew by landing a motorless Airbus A320 in the Hudson River is turned by NTSB into a question of why he didn't also save the plane by returning it to the airport. The problem with this film, which has a heroic and fascinating story at its core, is that it gets lost in back-room power-struggles and bureaucratic discourse, which not only is all too familiar in American films (powerful organization vs. powerful organization with protagonist stuck in the middle), but also smothers any nerve and vivacity that Sully has (the film, not the man, although it may be true for both).

Copyright 21.2.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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