Film of the day: Sully

Tom Hanks in Sully

Clint Eastwood directs this stirring biographical drama about the heroic, life-saving actions of Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), the veteran pilot who in 2009 safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the middle of the Hudson River.

All of the 155 passengers and crew lived to tell the tale, but as the media and public were hailing him as a hero, Sully was hauled in front of a panel of investigators and ordered to explain himself.

Why hadn’t he properly followed protocol?

Aaron Eckhart plays co-pilot Jeff Skiles, while strong support comes from Laura Linney and Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn.

Sully- from Friday 15 September on Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema on Demand.