• Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips

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 , Docudrama , Thriller

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

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Dark, Wife, Rescue, 2000s, Emotional, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 89
    David EhrlichFilm.com

    While this is arguably Greengrass’ best film, it’s almost certainly his most urgent. show more

  • 90
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Hanks and Abdi are so compellingly matched that unlike with most thrillers, it won't be the action climax in Captain Phillips that'll stick with you. It'll be that aftermath, which gets at the emotional toll of terrorism in a way few movies have. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film rips right along and never relinquishes its grip. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)