Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. Based on a true story, the film focuses on the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks, Best Actor, 1993, Philadelphia; Best Actor, 1994, Forrest Gump), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
2K Ratings
2K Ratings

93% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.3/10
  • Fresh 243
  • Rotten 17

Critics Consensus: Smart, powerfully acted, and incredibly intense, Captain Phillips offers filmgoers a Hollywood biopic done right -- and offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Nail-biting story of ship hijacking is fabulous but intense.

Information

Studio
Bravo Platoon Film Production LLC
Released
Copyright
© 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
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Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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