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Captain Phillips Synopsis
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking of his cargo ship by Somali pirates.
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A Truly Amazing True Story

By MedRed
Captain Phillips is one of those rare movies where no attention to detail was spared. The story is straight forward, with minimal embellishments. Based on a true story, Captain Phillips brings to...

Captain Phillips, another winner for Tom Hanks

By cdwains
Really good movie, the end will keep you on the edge of your seat. The acting is top notch across the board. Not really a movie for kids do to violence.....

Captain Phillips

By laura945
If you're prone to motion sickness, STAY AWAY FROM THIS FILM!! About 99% of the film was shot with hand-held cameras. I understand what the director was going for, but this was WAY too much. I...

Not Oscar-worthy but very gripping

By md1611
Even though you know it's Tom Hanks the entire time and it's a film, it still was very tense throughout and felt like they were on a tiny lifeboat in the middle of the ocean. The best shot of the...

Top-Notch Movie/Do NOT Pass This One By!!

By lellis424
My nerves were on edge throughout most of the movie despite the fact that I knew the outcome would be good for Captain Phillips. Tom Hanks was absolutely beyond exceptional--and particularly in the...

Navy Seals get all my taxes from now on!

By shug53
Tom Hanks is excellent in his role as the Captain of the Commercial ship, Alabama, that was hijacked by Somali pirates. Tense, exciting and well-acted by Hanks and the Somali actors (all from the...

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

By Sheik1113
TOM HANKS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS. HE IS MAGNIFICENT IN HIS PORTRAYAL OF CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. THIS MOVIE HAS IT ALL, TRUE STORY, AMAZING CINEMATORGRAPHY, ACTION, SUSPENSE, AND TUG...

Captain Philips

By jchalus
My wife and I enjoyed this movie very much. I am a former USN SEAL and Vietnam Veteran. My son is also a former USN SEAL. We were both impressed with the way the SEALs were portrayed. Very realistic....

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By wyolanyfl
Excellent! Even though everyone knows the outcome of the ordeal, it kept you on the edge of your seat. Hanks has truly evolved into an excellent actor - far from his "Sonny, Sonny, Sonny" days. ...

Captain Phillips

By hendrickserik
Even though you know the story and how it ends the movie maintains its suspenseful edge throughout thanks to uniformly brilliant acting by Hanks and his Somali supporting cast, led by Barkhad Abdi. ...

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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 Nail-biting story of ship hijacking is fabulous but intense.
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