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3.0 out of 5 stars Deeply Dissapointing, 4 May 2014
This review is from: Captain Phillips [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Coming off the back of two fine players (Greengrass and Hanks) and some fantastic reviews and accolades I expected so much. Never have I been so let down. The first 30 minutes or so is indeed quite gripping as Greengrass manages to show how edge of the seat the actual hi jack was-but after the pace being cranked up the rest becomes more of the same. Intolerable soundtrack-shouting pirates and more of the same. After a strong start Greengrass fails to maintain the tension-and it just becomes a routine thriller. By the end this overly long film became tiresome and tedious and I was losing the will to live. I did not care for Captain Phillips-and for me, a director being able to get you to invest emotionally in its main protaganists is key to keeping my interest. It couldve lost 30 minutes easily. My three stars is being generous too. Hanks saved this. Without him it couldve been diabolical
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2014 19:18:33 BDT
Franco says:
Diabolical without Hanks? Yeah, Hanks was very good, but so were the supporting cast. Personally I thought the tension and suspense remained until the end.
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