Magazine October 10, 2016, Issue


Aaron Eckhart and Tom Hanks in Sully (Warner Bros.)

Clint Eastwood’s Sully is a movie with an interesting challenge: It’s a disaster movie about a disaster that wasn’t, with a central crisis that occupied just a few short minutes of real life and ended happily for everyone. Eastwood is telling the story of US Airways Flight 1549 and its captain, Chesley Sullenberger, who coolly steered his plane into the Hudson River after a bird strike and landed smoothly enough on the frigid water that every passenger survived. It’s a justly famous story — but is it story enough?

The answer is: not quite enough to make a good movie, but

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