Sully (2016) Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sully (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Just a man doing a job.

  • Starring:

    Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn, Mike O’Malley, Jamey Sheridan

  • Directed by:

    Clint Eastwood

  • Running time:

    96 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Planes crash into buildings/water. Explosions. Cars thrown through the air. A man is near-hit by a car. A woman says she feels like "running over the press [media] with a car". Blood/gore: A woman holds her leg in pain. Medical examination. Severe laceration, tourniquet, the shakes, rapid heartbeat, blood and urine test mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Shirtless man (man in towel).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (spirits, beer). Bar setting. Drink, drugs, breathalyser mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word, s-words, a-word, sonofab*tch, bastard. Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, oh my God, please God, Jesus).

  • THEMES:

    Chesley Sullenberger, Flight 1549, human performance, emergency procedures, aviation investigation, bird strikes, procedure, professionalism, unlikely heroes, dual engine failure, water landing, National Transport Safety Board (NTSB), risk assessment, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Plane, light plane, jets, plane crashes. Flock of birds. Vision under end credits, mid-credits scene. Based on a true story. Adapted from Chesley Sullenberger's Miracle on the Hudson.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Vigorous, involving, taut, vivid, elegant, eloquent, to-the-point, upbeat, comprehensive, well-crafted, riveting, stirring, exciting, moving, non-sensationalist, unfussy, honest, skillful, effective, thrilling, feel-good, crowd-pleasing. Alarming opening sequence, wonderful performances, sure-handed direction, crisp cinematography, first-rate/seamless digital effects, swift/fleet-footed/masterful editing, remarkable true story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Feels a little padded, one-dimensional secondary characters.

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