My Rating: 3.5/5.0
I don’t think there’s any need to talk about the acting skills of Tom Hanks; you know it all. But in my mind, I was always comparing this with his last few movies, also based on real life incidents – Bridge of Spies and Captain Phillips. And I think he did justice to the role.
The movie is about the enquiry into the landing of a US Airlines passenger flight ON (mind you, it’s not IN) the Hudson River. Captain Sully (Tom Hanks) has a firm belief that he did the right thing that saved the lives of 155 people on-board, but the investigators don’t always agree. But as you’d expect, Captain is proven right and hailed as a national hero.
The story is powerful, but Clint Eastwood could’ve made the execution a tiny bit more engaging. I felt that the element of drama was missing from the movie that was essential for such a story where impossible was achieved.
Overall, I’d recommend that you watch this for the story and for Tom Hanks.