Sully is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The film stars Tom Hanks as Sullenberger with Aaron Eckhart Laura Linney Anna Gunn Autumn Reeser Holt McCallany Jamey Sheridan and Jerry Ferrara in supporting roles.
The film follows Sullenberger’s January 2009 emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in which all 155 passengers and crew survived with only minor injuries and his subsequent hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board.
Filming took place in New York City New Orleans and Baton Rouge Louisiana from February to May 2015. Sully premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2 2016 and was released in the United States on September 9 2016 by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $238 million worldwide.
Why is Sully rated PG-13?
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has rated Sully PG-13 for “intense peril.” The film contains intense and realistic portrayals of the emergency landing on the Hudson River as well as the aftermath. While the film does not contain any graphic violence or explicit language it may be too intense for younger viewers.
Is it because of the intense scenes?
Yes the film contains intense sequences of peril.