Sully

Sully

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"The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew"--from www.imdb.com.
Copyright Date: ♭2016
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (96 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda

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1Prairie
Sep 30, 2018

Great talent and an amazing story, but the directing was so emotionally spare it all seemed kind of superficial. Even the water landing was underplayed. The way the leader of the FTSB investigation went from sneering innuendo to appreciation and awe in a blink was practically comic book. As always, though, Tom Hanks gives a good performance that make this worth watching. But it constantly left me feeling like it was ALMOST a great movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 12, 2018

Sully is a live drama movie directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood and was released in 2016. The plot of the movie is based around a real event that actually took place a couple of years ago. In 2009 Captain. Chesley Sully Sullenberger attempted to make a emergency landing in New York's Hudson River After the plane struck a flock of geese which damaged both plane engines. After the whole ordeal was over, all 155 of the passengers survived thanks to sully's efforts who is played by Tom Hanks. Despite his bravery and love from the people, a new investigation into the plane crash threatened to jeopardize his whole piloting career. The movie makes an excellent job in retelling the true story of what really happened in 2009. Even going as far as showing pictures of the real event and more from behind the scenes. It is a very remarkable true story that inspires confidence with its amazing performances and capable direction. It's an impressive achievement to showcase an event on the big screen and succeed flawlessly. Overall i would definitely give Sully a 4 out of 5.
@Moebooks of the Hamilton Public Library 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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uzebdrumz
Jun 19, 2018

They created a significant amount of drama out of the NTSB investigation & the interactions between Sully & his wife; she was portrayed as a bit of a drama queen. The Mayday & National Geographic Aircraft Investigation series have covered this event offering more insight into the details of the event, recovery of the plane, & NTSB investigation. This film offers more details on the personal experiences of the First Officer Jeff Skiles & Captain Chesley Sullenberger.

The compelling aspect of this movie is not the emergency water landing on the Hudson River, it is the NTSB investigation and how the pilot, played convincingly by Tom Hanks, struggles to defend his decision not to return to LaGuardia. Say what you will about Clint Eastwood, he knows how to make a middle-brow Hollywood motion picture.

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cubbie01
Mar 13, 2018

Clint Eastwood deftly brings a 2 hour movie to life about a 5 minute incident. Only a superior director and stellar acting could tell the whole story behind the landing everyone thinks they know about...but don't. Worth a watch.

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Icheckitout
Jan 07, 2018

I think it would've been ok for t.v., but I felt like they were trying to make 2 hours of big screen drama from 2 paragraphs of story. There's just not much to tell, but boy did they put in a lot of effort telling it.

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publicenemy46
Dec 02, 2017

A very troubling movie this guy had money troubles . Now with the plane crash he got a book deal a movie deal out of this incident. Troubling? Flight was better.

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Mouziey
Nov 27, 2017

5 planes for excellent for an avaition reality film.
It made me research the Malayasian flight that crashed and lost forever in 2014. It makes us American release why we have strict professional training and importance for work experience.

I watched this twice on my loan and this holiday of gratitude; it resonates the season; we Americans are lucky we had him on our plans with wit and experience; compared to Malayasia 370 crashed

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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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