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Utterly convincing and gripping. Brilliant,
This review is from: Captain Phillips [DVD]  (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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Initial post: 29 Mar 2014 10:14:32 GMT
Agree with every word. We were on the edge of our seats and Tom Hanks performance was brilliant. Highly recommend.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2014 12:04:07 BDT
William Shardlow says:
Great review! I always wonder about the accuracy of dramatic settings, so it's very useful to here from experts.
Posted on 3 May 2014 13:06:12 BDT
Nomar G. Nillit says:
It is largely because of your review, Mr Davison, that I have decided to rent this feature motion picture from LOVEFiLM.
I picked it up from my communally-located letter-box this very afternoon. ( -It would have been this morning, but I'm afraid I overslept)
I fully intend to peruse said disc this evening. I do hope that I find myself in full agreement with you... because If I don't... I won't be very pleased...
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