Captain Phillips (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Smart, powerfully acted, and incredibly intense, Captain Phillips offers filmgoers a Hollywood biopic done right -- and offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance.


Movie Info

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 (R)-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Billy Ray
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 21, 2014
Box Office: $107.1M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Captain Richard Phil...

as Andrea Phillips

as Shane Murphy

as Ken Quinn

as John Cronan

as Captain Frank Castel...

as Mike Perry

as SEAL Commander

as Maersk Alabama Crew

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as Maersk Alabama Crew

as Maersk Alabama Crew

as Somali Boy

as Pirate Leader

as Pirate Leader

as Pirate Leader

as Asad's Crew

as Asad's Crew

as Navy SEAL

as Navy SEAL

as Navy SEAL

as Navy SEAL

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as UKMTO Officer

as US Maritime Officer

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Critic Reviews for Captain Phillips

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (51)

Over and over in this movie we hear variations on the phrase "everything's going to be OK." It's just impossible to head out of the theater and back into the wider world believing that's actually true.

Full Review… | December 10, 2013
Grantland
Top Critic

We're in the steady hands of Paul Greengrass, a director fully aware that convincing crisis stories involve conflicting interests and passions.

Full Review… | December 9, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

This film sticks in your gut.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

Bring your defibrillator and a bottle of Xanex to make it through the picture as your heart will be beating outside of your chest.

Full Review… | July 6, 2014
AwardsCircuit.com

As in many films of this genre, fiction or fact, finesse gives way to firepower force, and though the real-life outcome is fixed in advance, the voyage is exhilarating.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

About an hour in, though, much hell breaks loose. Greengrass' avid, excitable camera moves begin to match the action, to become the action.

Full Review… | April 22, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Captain Phillips

Powerful and intense with excellent acting from all especially Tom Hanks, perhaps the best he's ever been.

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jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A remarkable performance from Tom Hanks in his middle age since we missed him from his movies from the 90's, too bad the academy didn't appreciate him enough to make the list for Best Actor.. Meanwhile, Barkhad Abdi's performance as Muse got a delightful attention from the critics with 1 BAFTA Awards and an Oscar nomination.. The story itself is quite interesting, but how Paul Greengrass made the movie is another thumbs up since he make not only a great drama but also a thrilling movie that will keep the audiences hold their breath like they been on Phillip's experience.. Overall, 'Captain Phillips' definitely one of the best movies in 2013..

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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

Believable, straight-ahead, plausible dramatization of the real-life piracy story it's based on; sheer entertainment, but not mindless, with good dynamics between the two "captains." Exciting, enjoyable movie - won't blow you away, but remarkably competent, and the ending is more human and realistic than most comparable (action) movies you've seen.

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Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

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