Captain Phillips

directed by Paul Greengrass
List(s):"Movie Two"
Category: "Suspense"
Year of Release:2013
Date Added:02/07/2015
Date Watched:06/12/2015
Description:In 1909, a U.S. cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, was boarded by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. This film is tells that story. When crew members capture the Somali captain, they offer to exchange him for Captain Phillips. But the pirates don't release Phillips. They take off in the ship's lifeboat with him as hostage and try to make to back to the coast to hold him for ransom. The U.S. Navy arrives and talk the Somali captain into boarding their ship to negotiate. When things get tense on the lifeboat, Navy SEALS shot the three remaining pirates and rescue Phillips.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Captain Phillips

Review - Captain Phillips

I guess this is pretty close to what really happened, but I find it hard to understand how four men in a small boat can board a huge cargo ship and take it over this easily. Anyway, the movie had some exciting moments, and Tom Hanks' acting was very good. It tried to make us sympathetic toward the pirates, but failed. And although it kept my attention, there weren't a lot of plot developments and it isn't a movie I'll probably ever watch again.
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