Captain Phillips
Based on a true story of Captain Richard Phillips
IMAX 2D

Captain Phillips

English
BiographyDramaThriller
18 Oct, 2013
2 hrs 15 mins
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114 votes
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Columbia Pictures` action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film is directed by Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book A Captain`s Duty: Somali Pirates Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca.
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It`s always a pleasure to watch Tom Hanks on screen, in whichever capacity he makes an appearance. While this may sound like a certain bias towards this exemplary actor, words almost always fall short when trying to explain the true feeling when one feels the aura exuded by Mr. Hanks. From Forrest Gump to Philadelphia ... ...Read full review
there's an unmistakable sense of urgency that runs through every frame of Captain Phillips. A harrowing account of the 2009 storming of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates this live wire time bomb of a film grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go till the end.Greengrass who brought an unlikely cocktail of kinetic action and real feeling to the second and third films in the Bourne trilogy strips this story bare in a way that he's able to say something important about the unfair world we live in. He gives Captain Phillips the depth required to be more than just a story of heroism and bravery. I'm going with four out of five. It's brutal edge-of-the-seat filmmaking that you cannot afford to miss. ...Read full review
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