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The event that this film covers is well known. Due to a bird strike, at just three minutes into a flight, Captain Chesley Sullenberger (Sully) loses both engines on his US Airways Airbus A320 out of La Guardia heading for Charlotte and safely lands his plane on the Hudson River next to Manhattan without loss of life. Naturally he’s a hero – quietly, confidently, humbly saving lives. And the producers could be forgiven for having left the film there. Had they done that, I would still consider that I’d got my money’s worth.
But ‘Sully’ goes one step further. I don’t know whether this is true or not, and to what extent the film exaggerates the drama of this, but in this film the NTSB investigation after the event portrays Captain Sullenberger in a negative light. Their entirely bogus simulations suggest that he overreacted and could have either returned to La Guardia or made it to another airport, Teterboro, in nearby New Jersey. This is the bulk of ‘Sully’ and so people wanting a happy heroic film may find all of this a little disconcerting.
In the end, as actually happened, Sully was totally exonerated and the bureaucrats at the NTSB had to eat humble pie. But it takes a toll on Captain Sullenberger. That aside, this film really speaks to out-of-control big government interference, often incompetently, in the lives of decent, honest, hard-working people.
The film is no masterpiece in the way that I felt other recent aviation disaster films like, say, ‘Flight’ were, for example. But it is solid enough. Laura Linney as Mrs. Sullenberger is very irritating and you come to loathe each and every one of the NTSB dudes. But Tom Hanks as Sully and Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot are gold. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would happily watch it again. 4 stars.
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