Director Clint Eastwood transforms the events of Flight 1549, into a fierce, stark, haunted drama of horror narrowly avoided. The action of the film involves another shock: federal officials question Sully's judgment and subject him and First Office Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) to an investigation that could cost him his job and even his pension. Eastwood films the doomed flight with a terrifyingly intimate sense of danger, focussing on its existential centre, the little red button under the pilot's thumb. Sully describes himself as "just a man who was doing his job," and therein lies the story's central appeal.
USA 2016 Clint Eastwood 96m