It's a good depiction of what rel life can be and what heroism can turn you into. The acting is very good and the direction takes the most of the actors and of a special story. As I see it there is only one problem with it. There's not enough plot to last for a normal film, and that's why it is rather short and it could be even shorter if some scenes were less explored. But it's good...
Clint Eastwood is all about hovering a lens over the emotional plight of the blue-collar hero in a compelling way. Sully is no exception to these tendencies, and overall it's worth a watch for the fresh perspective of a widely known incident in our recent American media history. I felt the use of extended flashbacks weakened my willingness to be attentive to the present timeline of the story.
I am not a fan of Eastwood's directorial style and I can only endure a certain quota of unsubtle American patriotism. That said, the film was mercifully short, Tom Hanks was great, the procedural aspect was very thin on melodramatic bullshit and the repetition of the accident was actually a great immersing experience. Sully is a solid and highly rewatchable film and I say that about almost none of Eastwood's work.
Eastwood is the Carl Fredricksen of directing: railing against the pussies and snowflakes of a bureaucratic system designed to keep hard workin' men from just doin' their jobs - to the point of simply *inventing* some antagonism for the sake of a good drama. The reconstruction of the event itself is magnificent, while Aaron Eckhart is the very definition of a supportive actor.