Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Nov 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of the investigation of an airline pilot who after experiencing a dual engine failure chooses to land in the Hudson River instead of trying to return to the airport.
My Take on it – I’ve always been a fan of both Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood.
This is the first collaboration between the two of them and their amazing efforts make this film even better.
Eastwood proves that even at the age of 86, he is able to make gripping and emotional stories based on real people and events that don’t feel like a movie of the week.
Hanks is once again able to transform into another person (this time a real one) and one needs to constantly be reminded that it’s Hanks and not the real Sully.
He is able to show how much of an inspirational hero Sully is and at the same time keep us all proud knowing that he is someone who exists at all.
The non-linear way of telling this story works extremely well because it gives the viewer an interesting perspective on everything that happened and in some ways gives us more clarity as to what really happened and why.
This is yet another gem helmed by Eastwood and I still believe that he is a better Director than actor.
Let’s hope he has more films like this in him because he is one of the best out there.
Bottom Line – Eastwood once again does a great job capturing the real emotions of a true event. Hanks is stellar as usual and brings forth the character of Sully to an inspirational modern day hero that we can all be proud of. Liked the way that this is told in a non-linear way which gives us so much more clarity in the end as to what happened and why. Let’s hope Eastwood has many more years of storytelling for us in the future. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tom Hanks claimed that whitening his hair to play Chesley Sullenberger was surprisingly difficult for the make-up department. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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