Sully: A stark meditation on duty, heroism and horror averted

Tom Hanks delivers an outstanding performance

4th December, 2016
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Tom Hanks stars as Sully, whose courage and skill piloted a disabled passenger jet down to the frozen waters of the Hudson River

In Sully, Clint Eastwood turns the real-life emergency landing of a passenger jet in the frozen waters of New York’s Hudson River into a stark meditation on heroism, duty and horror narrowly avoided. With dignity and ferocious tenacity, Eastwood’s film – the 35th of his directing career – doesn’t build to a single moment of fist-pumping triumph, but rather shows and re-shows the terrible event as it happened, as it might have happened, and as...

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