Clint Eastwood Triumphs with Sully: "No One Dies Today"
The Huffington Post - 5 months
Clint Eastwood is a California man but his new movie Sully is a love letter to New York and the best of this city. Based on the true story we all know as the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sully recounts the heroic actions of pilot Chesley Sullenberger, safely landing a failing United Airlines plane on the icy Hudson River, saving all 155 people on board. Coming upon the heels of the excellent American Sniper in the Eastwood oeuvre, Sully is one of Eastwood's finest, as it emphasizes some wrinkles in the quick-to-declare-a-hero department when Sullenberger's life saving action was challenged. What is the takeaway for a story we thought we knew? Forget the logic of simulators and false reenactments. Go for the human. It helps that Sully is portrayed in his Everyman perfection by Tom Hanks. With decency, and utter "menschlechkeit," Sully refuses to take all, praising everyone, from his copilot, Jeff Skiles, played with flair by Aaron Eckhart, to first responders, helicopter crews and a cracker
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