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Captain Phillips

PG-13| 2 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
In April 2009, the U.S. containership Maersk Alabama sails toward its destination on a day that seems like any other. Suddenly, Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), looks to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their leader, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The pirates are after millions of dollars, and Phillips must use his wits to make sure everyone survives and returns home safely.

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Genres: Docudrama, Thriller, Action

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Captain Phillips (2013)

Release Date: October 11th, 2013|2 hr. 13 min.

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  • It might have all been another Hollywood-formula flick with American might taking on the alien other. But Greengrass gives Phillips and Muse the time, aboard a covered lifeboat, to discover shared beliefs and fears. show more

  • The film succeeds on its own terms — an exciting entertainment that makes us feel good about the outcome, and about the reach of American power, rather than its limits. Yet the narrative container is far from full. There isn't enough incident or complexity to sustain the entire length of this elaborately produced star vehicle. show more

  • Captain Phillips is harrowing, inspiring, a must-see piece of moviemaking. show more

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  • May 04, 2014 vr00000000195192
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    Great movie, well written, great plot, and I was glued to it all the way through. Tom hanks is such a great actor, he makes any movie great. Well worth watching you wont be dissappointed!

  • January 31, 2014 lkostura
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    great movie Tom should have gotten the Oscar nod

  • January 27, 2014 Sir Raymond
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    Terrific Movie. But when is a Tom Hanks movie not? Although a little slow through the middle, it more than makes up for it with an amazing finish ! A def. rent !

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