• Captain Phillips (2013)

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Release Date: October 11th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2014

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: Action, Thriller, Docudrama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca, Trigger Street Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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