An amazing amount of drama is wrung out of 200+ seconds of crisis. The movie was well-done. Tom Hanks ages well, but you know I don’t think I’d want to fly with him (Apollo 13, Cast Away, Captain Phillips and now Sully).
The National Traffic Safety Board folks were portrayed as the adversaries, even though they may not have been so in real life. Hollywood never lets the truth get in the way of drama. That cost Eastwood a star.
One great Sullenberger quote which should have been in the movie: “For forty-two years, I’ve been making small, regular deposits in this bank of experience, education and training. And on January 15 the balance was sufficient that I could make a sudden large withdrawal.”