Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips

Based on a true story, Captain Phillips is an action thriller directed by Paul Greengrass. The film stars  Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed and is about the 2009 true story, where Somalian pirates hijack US-flagged cargo ship, the first hijacking in two hundred years. The film is a fast paced, well directed film. The combination of award worthy director Greengrass and with the best performance in a decade by Tom Hanks, makes the film an unforgettable thriller. There was a slight issue I had with the film and that was the propaganda of the U.S Navy. It was a definitely, fuck-yeah America moment. I highly expected Team America to come and blow up stuff. The last few scenes by Tom Hanks makes this performance an Oscar shout come the new year.

They’re not here to fish. – Captain Richard Phillips

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