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Captain Phillips  (2013; Rated Rated PG-13)

Captain Phillips

“ It’s the work of Tom Hanks that makes this film unforgettable.”

-Richard Roeper

Written Review


Captain Phillips

(2013; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 11 October 2013

Action, Biography, Drama

Paul Greengrass

Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman

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Tyler Strattonsaid on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:30:51 PM
The end scene with Hanks in the hospital completely brought me to tears...that scene alone drained me...this movie is absolutely incredible.

phil weiricksaid on Sunday, November 10, 2013 5:07:15 AM
Great performance byvone of the greatest actors in history and I think most would agree. Just an extroidinary performance.

Ryansaid on Saturday, November 02, 2013 2:47:42 PM
Masterful camera work from Paul Greengrass and excellent acting from Tom hanks makes this one of the best movies I have seen in a few years. It is also the best thriller I have seen all year.

Joseph R. Jonessaid on Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:10:11 PM
Completely agree that Hanks was excellent, but I will be shocked if Barkhad Abdi isn't at least nominated for best supporting actor. He delivered a phenomenal performance that was the highlight of an already exceptional film. Great actor, so nuanced. To be ruthless yet still have a shred of humanity that the audience can empathize with is impressive enough, but sharing the screen with Hanks for half a movie and still being memorable is a feat in and of itself.

The pacing was perfect, too - perfect blend of drama and adrenaline.

Jonathan Lemmonsaid on Friday, October 18, 2013 10:40:29 PM
I saw a prescreening of Captain Phillips exactly one month ago. It really is one of Tom Hanks's finer works. I especially loved the final moments. I won't say what they are but they really take your breath away. I actually remember hearing about this piracy situation back in 2009. I was only fifteen at the time but I remember it was the biggest news since 9/11. Greengrass did a fascinating job with this real life story rather than giving it the Hollywood treatment, which he could have easily done but thankfully didn't. This film will definitely earn some Oscar nominations, including Best Actor (Of course), Best Director, and it will most likely win some sound editing and mixing, because it really feels like you are in there with Phillips in that terrifying situation.


James S.said on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:49:41 PM
Good Lord, I hope I'm not alone in my feeling that this is far and away Tom Hank's best work on film. What an extraordinary performance in an extraordinary movie. And Greengrass--this guy just keeps getting better.

diana floressaid on Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:24:42 PM
Best 2013 movie!

dwchusaid on Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:58:42 PM
This movie actually reminds me of Dog Day Afternoon, but on the high seas, and told from the POV of one of the hostages as opposed to the main antagonist

Reply from Richard Roeper
Well played! Quite a few similarities.





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