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Captain Phillips 2013 Subtitles

The true story of Richard Phillips, the cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to a group of Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed, is adapted by screenwriter Billy Ray in this Paul Greengrass-directed docudrama starring Tom Hanks.

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Omar Berdouni
Runtime:
2 hours, 14 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Paul Greengrass
Starring Tom Hanks, Omar Berdouni
Supporting actors Catherine Keener, David Warshofsky, Yul Vazquez, Chris Mulkey, Max Martini, Corey Johnson, Michael Chernus, Mahat M. Ali, Issak Farah Samatar, Mohamed Ali, Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdirahman, Barkhad Abdi
Studio Magnolia Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Kona TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
Captain Rich Phillips (Tom Hanks) was taking his American cargo ship on a routine voyage off the coast of Africa, when a small band of armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. While most of the crew stayed hidden, the pirates took Captain Phillips hostage in a lifeboat.

This movie, based on a true story, is extremely intense and exciting, so frightening, I don't think I could have watched it on the big screen, but on DVD, it was riveting and enlightening. There isn't any real violence until the very end, but the drama is kept at a unbearable level by the non-stop yelling of the pirates.

Their leader is played by Barkhad Abdi in his first acting role. He is outstanding and deserves his nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Tom Hanks delivers a powerful performance, remaining calm and providing a balance to the pirates' hysteria.

The script manages to elicit sympathy for the pirates because of their miserable lives; they live in abject poverty, forced to hijack ships by their warlords or die. The movie is excellent and highly recommended.
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Format: DVD
It is not often that I am gripped and on the edge of my seat with the content of a film but this proved that some films can still do this for me. As a son of an engineering officer I spent many times aboard ship, container ships particularly. This film showed the sheer realism of life aboard ship and the dangers, and for once we have a film set on board a ship that shows this realism correctly. The suspense will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the film, building gently and ultimately to a thrilling crescendo. The ending is handled skillfuly and the mixture of raw emotions is heartrending.
Tom Hanks proves yet again what a wonderful character actor he is.
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Paul Greengrass brings his trademark shaky camera to this superbly taut thriller. A human story about resiliance, bravery and the strength of character.

A cargo ship embarks on a long journey across some dangerous waters. The crew are well trained in what to do in the event of a pirate attack but remain unprepared for the reality of the situation. Captain Phillips is a normal nice guy who is suddenly plunged into this dark and dangerous world. His apparent over caution gives way to someone who is there to protect his team. The crew stand firmly by him as they realise he is their only hope.

Tom Hanks imbues Phillips with some real humanity. The change he makes from a quiet, respectful leader to all out negotiator and saviour is a delight to watch. This is Hanks at his absolute best, a defining role in an already illustrious career.

His relationship with his captors is what grounds the film in reality. It is also a testament to the writers that they have not demonised the pirates. They are misguided and desperate, not evil. They are inexperienced and violent but not sadistic. This is business.

Greengrass injects energy into every tense scene. Especially the seige of the cargo ship. The camera moves around the ship with ease and brings the audience right into the centre of the action. Tension is cranked right up and not a moment is wasted. Greengrass has a canny ability to catch every flicker of emotion on the actors' faces and every detail within any given scene, giving more weight to the situation at hand.

The film never stops tugging at your emotions. It throws everything at you. Even in its final scenes the audience is left reeling at the emotional plight Phillips has been through.

A masterclass in tension.
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Captain Richard Phillips, has a war of nerves with Somali pirate captain Muse, who takes him hostage.

Phillips and Muse are on a collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship.

In the ensuing standoff, miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control......

This time of year always releases the potential award winners, and thank goodness, because what we have in my opinion is the best film to be released in the UK as of November 1st 2013.

And after a slew of boring summer movies, it's such a welcome relief that we have something here so entertaining, so rich with narrative, and a career best from Tom Hanks. What more could you want from a film.

Yes the film is fundamentally about the takeover, but if you look a little deeper, it's about capitalism, and segregation, and how different cultures live. When Phillips speaks to his wife about how he is worrying about the future of his children, due to impending globalisation, you can read between the lines.

Even though its pretty far into the movie when the pirates takeover, it's pretty tense stuff from the beginning. You know what will happen, but you still want the crew to get away, and for the pirates to forget about their quest, and just go and make an honest living.

But you know you cannot change a story by wishing it, but these sorts of movies make you feel his way. The second coming of the pirates is white knuckle to say the least, and that's how the film is until the end, white knuckle.

But those words do not give the films feeling justice, Greengrass uses his docu style feel to full effect here. It ruined Green Zone, but here it adds to the atmosphere.
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