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Movie Details

Title:   Sully
Director:   Clint Eastwood
Year:   2016
Genre:   Disaster
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.28.16

Other Movies Seen By This Director (9)
- American Sniper
- Blood Work
- The Eiger Sanction
- Flags of Our Fathers
- Gran Torino
- Heartbreak Ridge
- Letters from Iwo Jima
- Million Dollar Baby
- Sudden Impact

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
12.28.16Internet I wanted to see this mainly for Tom Hanks. I really respect how Clint Eastwood has been steadily working behind the camera with a no-nonsense professionalism for the past 20 years or so, but many of his movies I feel like I don't actually need to see. It's not just him... really any of these AAA Oscar contenders.

Before even the trailer is out, I hear Sully and picture the dramatic events trickled out throughout probably an overlong film, finally laid bare at the end with a climactic moment of success. Then the trailer hits and it looks like the movie's about the NTSB trying to find fault with his actions, so that fills out the other 80% in my head and before you know if I've seen the movie already.

In some cases, like when there's no Tom Hanks to get me in the seat, I don't actually bother watching them. Here, though, I'm glad I did. While it's true that there were zero surprises, Eastwood told the story much better than I did in my own head, and with all the attention to detail that gives me the sense that this was as authentic a recreation as possible. And Tom Hanks, man. So I liked this. It's deserving of its accolades.
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