Movie Review: Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood (Four Stars)

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Movie Review: Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood

Four Stars

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.”

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3 thoughts on “Movie Review: Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood (Four Stars)

    • No, you did receive my opinion. Along with the startling news that you’re in my writing group.

      I’ve been working all day – writing for columns and on wizard book. My brain isn’t working. Sorry.

      Feel free to delete the whole mess. Sorry.

  1. So, what did you comment?

    It was a good, adult (in the sense of mature, thoughtful audiences; not pornography) movie.

    I objected to vilifying the NTSB people unnecessarily. There are real villains out there; we don’t need to conjure more.

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