• Released
  • October 11, 2013
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 13 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 9,324 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking of his cargo ship by Somali pirates.

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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It falls to Hanks and his movie-star presence to anchor this ambitious enterprise, and he does some of his most impressive acting without...
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100

The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
It’s a breathlessly told movie; both meticulous and frenetic, sweat-soaked and methodical. It will take hold and won’t let you go, and it’s...
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100

Empire

By Dan Jolin
Both Greengrass and Hanks are on award-deserving form in a riveting, emotionally complex and hugely intelligent dramatisation of a...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is an intense and complicated story, and the film doesn't rush it. It lets it unfold and build, methodically.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Captain Phillips is harrowing, inspiring, a must-see piece of moviemaking.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Even as Greengrass’ signature kinetic style renders us nearly seasick and emotionally spent from the action, it’s the work of Tom Hanks...
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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The most gripping based-on-fact film so far this year.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The climactic rescue by Navy SEALs is riveting. But it's Phillips' devastating after-the-fact shock that leaves the most haunting...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Captain Phillips works precisely because Hanks isn't a muscle-bound, gun-toting figure (nor does he turn into one during the course of the...
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
There is something too dry and austere about Greengrass and Ray’s telescoped vision, which touches only fleetingly on the pirates’ motives,...
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By kjb14086
Really we'll done. A thriller....

Tom Hanks

By rencar06
Can he do a bad movie? It was good, don't think it was Oscar worthy....

Awesome

By danieljoyner34
One word awesome...

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By GibsonFREAK
Guaranteed to double your heart rate throughout the duration of the movie and a good several hours afterward....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Nail-biting story of ship hijacking is fabulous but intense.
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