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May 3, 2018
"Captain Phillips" is a hauntingly suspenseful thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat for every second of the run time.
½ April 13, 2018
tom hanks and the filmmakers largely succeed in making an intense, believable thriller.
½ March 23, 2018
For someone who went into this movie thinking it couldn't offer any surprises to anyone already familiar with the story, I was pleasantly surprised. Another pleasant surprise: the acting. This was one of the best ensembles in recent memory.
March 19, 2018
They nailed it with this movie based on the true story. Acting was top notch.
March 16, 2018
Superb film. And edge-of-the-seat film until the end. Fantastic performance by Tom Hanks.
½ March 2, 2018
Shocking example demonstrating extreme over use of shaky cam. Absolutely no need for this, Paul Greengrass shame on you... I could not watch it past the first ten minutes, made me feel sick.
February 19, 2018
maybe in america..

Captain Phillips

The sweat, the blood, the tension and the urgency, everything is projected majestically that it is impossible not to get into it within a few minutes; its an exhilarating experience to encounter this feature especially since its 134 minutes long. Captain Philips hits fast and hard right into the guts of the viewers and the characters offering breathtaking action sequences and compelling counter-attacking arguments that pumps the heartbeat up. Paul Greengrass gets it right again; everything is up to the mark, brilliant execution, perfect editing and gripping screenplay. Tom Hanks is amazing in depicting a real person again; especially his breakdown at the last scene is something to look forward to, and is supported with a great performance by Barkhad Abdi. Captain Phillips is not a normal 'true story' feature, but a tightly packed entertainment that stays true to its nature and tone from head to toe.
February 18, 2018
5/5. The first half is Die Hard on a boat. The second half is Zero Dark Thirty on a boat. Combine them together and you have an extremely effective thriller with fantastic acting.
½ February 17, 2018
A really good movie that tells about the true story of captain Phillips who was transporting cargo but got stopped by pirates in Somalia. A great movie that I highly recommend with good performances by Tom Hanks and the main pirate.
½ February 13, 2018
It's not perfectly crafted, but offers some glimmers of insight among dense action.
January 30, 2018
After a poor start the tension does build but I still found some of the scenes either unbelievable or predictable. Needed more subplot. AAN GGN AFI
January 14, 2018
Good, isn't he? That Hanks chap. Always puts in a shift with the exception of that airport film (but then what can you do opposite Cathetine Zeta whatserface?) Looks like a normal bloke but performs like the superlative actor he is. The medical scene at the end of the film is a tour de force. Gripping stuff without straying into the God Bless America schmaltz these US military escapades often fall prey to. The event is enough. No need to start genuflecting to the real people who inspired it.
½ December 21, 2017
a good take on piracy on the high seas
½ December 19, 2017
Captain Phillips is based off of a true story of the hijacking of the U.S container ship Maersk Alabama by Somalian pirates which is an amazing biopic. It's powerfully acted by Tom Hanks and Barkhad Adbi, and the movie is incredibly intense and suspenseful which will leave audiences with a suspenseful feeling the whole time!
December 17, 2017
Puntaje Original: 7.5

Inteligente, tensa e intrigante; una obra maestra de Paul Greengrass.
November 9, 2017
Very good movie. Thought provoking and great acting from everyone. Hanks is a great actor.
½ November 7, 2017
Intense, thrilling and convincingly acted are just a few elements that made Captain Phillips powerful. Director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and United 93) brings this heroic story to life with Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, as Captain Phillips. Hanks is at the top of his game in this film and reaches a new peak in his career. The plot is based on a real-life story of Captain Richard Phillips, whose cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009, but Greengrass digs deeper into the story's roots and gives us a non-stop thriller. This electrifying script is written by screenwriter Billy Ray (The Hunger Games and State of Play), who's known for writing intense movies. The script is also adapted from Phillips' own memoir.

The movie starts out with Phillips leaving his family on his way to his job as captain of the Alabama. Phillips doesn't take nonsense from his crew and proceeds to run routine drills for safety measures. The pirates are briefly seen taking orders from the warlords and then start out on their mission. They find the Alabama and follow in skiffs. That's when the tension kicks in. The Alabama is unarmed and has only hoses to stop the pirates. Once the pirates make it onboard the scene intensifies with the Somali leader, Muse, who shoves a gun in Hanks' face. Muse is played by Barkhad Abdi, who's never acted before and he crushes his scenes. Muse calls the captain "Irish" and wants millions but the ship only has $30,000 onboard.

The movie sets into a gripping cat-and-mouse game between the crew and pirates, and does not stop there. Greengrass gives Muse and the captain time, onboard the lifeboat, to share beliefs and fears with each other. Their formula grows here and Greengrass executes this brilliantly. Hanks, who has been superb throughout his career, gives us an emotional post-traumatic stress scene at the end, which amplifies the movie. I'm sensing another Oscar nomination for Hanks this January. Captain Phillips is a grand thriller and raises the bar for movies in 2013.
November 1, 2017
Captin Phillips: A dramtic and thrilling thriller one that boasts another stellar preformance by Tom Hanks.
½ October 15, 2017
Terrific acting by Hanks and Abdi
October 6, 2017
good movie. very well made. suspenseful and intense. tom hanks gives an unbelievable performance. i'm glad i ended up watching it after originally having no interest in seeing it. (1 viewing)
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