KJ's Review of Captain Phillips
From it's great pacing to it's astonishing cast, "Captain Phillips" is the type of film that leaves nothing left to explain about this story. Tom Hanks gives one of the best performances of his entire career here and the newcomers (the pirates) are all fantastic and perfectly casted. This film is one of the more realistic films I have seen all year, because everything feels real when it needs to and the emotion is just jumping off the screen and making your heart race until it's final moments, which will leave you in tears. The shaky cam in this film does not bother me too much, since it is a Paul Greengrass feature and that is what he is best known for, and really the only thing that I had any issues with was the trailers giving away a bit too much of the film. Overall, it is one of the most impressive and well-executed films of 2013! Coming into Oscar season, it definitely deserves some nods.