Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sully (2016)

Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn. 96 min. Rated PG-13. Biography.

I think I know what Eastwood is getting at here. Heroes are not sure whether they deserve their popularity; not sure whether they earn their fame. May even be Eastwood's feeling about his own fame. But frankly, there's not enough material for a whole movie in this true story of the pilot who water-landed in the Hudson. The pivotal landing scene is incredibly well-directed - but is shown twice in live action, and four times through simulations, ... and the movie still barely makes the 90-minute mark. Even the ending is sudden and ill-conceived. Makes you feel Clint is tired of directing.

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