Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Runtime: 1h 36m
The story of the amazing forced landing of US Airways flight 1549 onto the Hudson River following a bird strike immediately after takeoff. The ‘landing’ was well reported, so the film focuses more on the subsequent publicity and investigation. The battle between Captain Chesley Sullenberger and the Safety Board to prove accident or pilot error yields a typically strong performance from Tom Hanks under Clint Eastwood’s directorship. The film uncovers the fear and self-doubt inside a man who would never accept being defined as a hero.
‘Sully is a beautifully balanced, classily nuanced and hugely engaging film that avoids all the clichéd pitfalls it could have slipped into.’
Simon Thompson, IGN
Location Stahl Theatre