Film: Captain Phillips; Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, Corey Johnson, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, David Warshofsky and Catherine Keener; Director: Paul Greengrass; Rating: ****
There seems to be a deluge of survival stories hitting the theatres of late. After Prisoners and Gravity, this week we have Captain Phillips. What's interesting is that each film is better than the other.
Captain Phillips is a tale of conflict between men who refuse to give in. This forms the crux of this effective thrilling drama. Based on the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty the film is a subtly rousing docudrama that recounts the 2009 hijacking of an» Read full review
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