October 12, 2013
A Truly Amazing True Story
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 life the high stakes "business" of piracy that played out on Maersk Alabama in 2009. Tom Hanks wonderfully portrays the real life Captain Richard "Irish" Phillips. Newcomer, Barkhad Abdi, masterfully embodies a villain we can both hate and sympathize with at the same time.
Captain Phillips is well acted, well shot, and well scored. It doesn't attempt to be anything other than the harrowing true life story that it is.
Whether you are familiar with the details of this event, or you've never heard of Captain Richard Phillips, this movie will entertain and enthrall.
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