Sully - Miracle on the Hudson (12)

Director Clint Eastwood. Biography/Drama

On Thursday 15th January 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" and is portrayed by Tom Hanks, 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.

Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

'The story' itself managed to draw in a pretty good audience on a lovely early summer evening and at the end of the night there were many very favourable comments about the film received from that audience.

Dramatic, taut story. Tom Hanks was excellent in an understated way.

With Tom Hanks it's almost a given it will be good - and this is. With some of the effects reminding one of 9/11, one might wonder if this would affect the audiences' impressions but it stands alone as an extraordinary story of skill by the pilots and the efficiency of the on board staff to ensure that everyone was evacuated safely.

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