Sully

Sully

DVD - 2016
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On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the 1Miracle on the Hudson2 when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed 1Sully,2 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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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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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reeread
Nov 08, 2018

In the age of the sensational and spectacular, the film “Sully” is restrained with an air of “all in a day’s work”, much like the real Sully. A film which treats a real event involving real people with respect and honour.

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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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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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