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Captain Phillips

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Paul Greengrass

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 257
  • Fresh: 240
  • Rotten: 17
  • Average Rating: 8.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This is acting of the highest order in a movie that raises the bar on what a true-life action thriller can do. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Oct 11, 2013

Fresh: We're in the steady hands of Paul Greengrass, a director fully aware that convincing crisis stories involve conflicting interests and passions. – Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Dec 9, 2013

Fresh: It's the work of Tom Hanks that makes this film unforgettable. – Richard Roeper, Richard, Oct 11, 2013

Fresh: [W]e're carried along not just by the momentum of events, but by the precision with which they're depicted. – Jonathan Romney, Film Comment Magazine, Feb 6, 2014

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Customer Reviews




Just saw this at the theater, amazing movie, Hanks was great, the actors portraying the Somalis were incredible, and when the US Navy comes in, you know it's show time - but the movie making keeps you glued, even though you know the outcome! I may see this in the theater again, and will buy it when it comes out. This is a don't miss!

Ime the captain now

I am seeing this in theaters it looks good

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2013

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