Blaine’s Box Office: Sully

Posted at 8:05 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 08:05:46-04

We know the story of "Sully", Captain Chesley 'Sully" Sullenberger's Miracle on the Hudson. But, it's what we don't know about the story that keep your eyes glued to the big screen the whole time.

"Sully" takes us inside the mind of Sullenberger, not only during the landing, but in the days and weeks after. The story is rooted in the questions he and others had after the landing: Could he have made it back to the airport? Should he have really landed in the water?  Did Sully, the man almost universally regarded as a hero, really make the right decision?

In a world where there are few clear-cut heroes, you really find yourself rooting for Sully. Tom Hanks, as expected, does a masterful job of bringing Sullenberger's story to life. Credit also goes to director Clint Eastwood, who had his highest grossing opening weekend ever as a director.

"Sully" gets 4 out of 5 Blaines.