Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is — through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens — simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is — through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens — …
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|Biopic, Drama, Adaptation, Crime, Thriller|
|Sony Pictures Releasing|
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By RICHARD on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 20:01 GMTWatched this film as i particularly like Tom Hanks as an actor.
Right from the start you get the feeling this is a must see film, A very believable part played by Hanks as a ships Captain negotiating Pirate infested waters, then the film draws you to …
By MARK on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 12:25 GMTGreat film that keeps you interested rite to the end with some outstanding performances. Hearing Tom Hanks interviewed about the making of the film saying that the first time he say the actors playing the pirates was when they stormed the bridge helped …
By John on Sat, Nov 2, 2013 08:29 GMT