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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.

Cast: Tom Hanks , Catherine Keener , Barkhad Abdi , Barkhad Abdirahman , Faysal Ahmed , Mahat M. Ali , Michael Chernus , Corey Johnson

Director: Paul Greengrass

Genres: Docudrama, Thriller, Action

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Captain Phillips (2013)

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

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fan reviews ( 66 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is an intense and complicated story, and the film doesn't rush it. It lets it unfold and build, methodically. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The climactic rescue by Navy SEALs is riveting. But it's Phillips' devastating after-the-fact shock that leaves the most haunting impression in this ambitious, taut and captivating thriller. show more

  • 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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'Captain Phillips' Star & Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Pretty Much Broke (REPORT)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 4th, 2014 4:45PM

Steve Granitz/WireImage An Oscar nomination may guarantee fame, but it doesn't guarantee fortune, a lesson that "Captain Phillips" star Barkhad Abdi is learning the hard way. A recent report in...

Real-Life Crew Members Say 'Captain Phillips' Is a Big Lie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 14th, 2013 11:45AM

Over the weekend, "Captain Phillips," a true-life adventure based on the hijacking of a freighter off the coast of Somalia, won rave reviews and a respectable box office. The film was buoyed...

The SEALs Rescue Depicted in 'Captain Phillips' Wasn't So Tidy in Real Life

Posted by
The Associated Press on Oct 11th, 2013 8:30PM

Sony WASHINGTON (AP) - After U.S. Navy SEAL snipers conducted a dramatic rescue in 2009 that freed a cargo ship captain being held by pirates, $30,000 disappeared from a lifeboat, triggering an...

Date Movies for Parents: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity,' 'Rush'

Posted by
Sandie Angulo Chen on Oct 10th, 2013 2:00PM

Sony A chill is finally in the air, the children have been in school for more than a month, and the holiday season is nearly upon us. That means it's also the season for award-caliber "prestige"...

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