Sully (2016) Short Review

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Todd Komarnicki (based on a book by Chesley Sullenberger)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

This movie was an Oscars 2017 nominee for “Best Achievement in Sound Editing”.

Sully is a biopic based on a true story, so its rigid, clear and serious tone is founded. It is a very mature movie in its script and direction, thankfully unappealing to unnecessary humor or effects – even if those appear onscreen, they’re always subtle and well placed.

Komarnicki’s script was yet another opportunity for Tom Hanks to portrait a national
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The rest of the cast is just fine in their roles. Aaron Eckhart is sympathetic and subtle, the board members are the opposite. The emotional attention on the script was well succeeded, and the particular plane landing sequence was totally exhilarating and got me on the edge. The general technical aspects also deserve praising: clearly the sound editing and score are highly granted, but the cinematography and attention to the color schemes were also big features in Sully.

Eastwood’s movie then sets itself in those above mentioned categories: mature, subtle, strong and another-well-made-national-hero-movie.

A sequence: the plane crash/landing

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