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The Finest Hours (2016)

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Craig Gillespie

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About the Movie

This heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit, The Finest Hours is a triumph.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 173
  • Fresh: 110
  • Rotten: 63
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Before scoffers scoff, realize that this tale of nautical derring-do has several things going for it to counteract the inherent obviousness of the material. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jan 28, 2016

Rotten: A remarkable tale, confusingly told. Impressive storm sequences and a very good Pine almost save the day. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Jan 29, 2016

Fresh: I expected nothing special and wound up being thoroughly exhilarated. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Feb 4, 2016

Fresh: This disaster flick manages to stay afloat largely thanks to the yeoman efforts of Casey Affleck. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Jan 29, 2016

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Customer Reviews

High Heroism

Simply love it, well done and thrilling.

A Great Movie

To fully enjoy the movie, you have to really watch it and not expect it to be overly dramatized like most true stories. More to the point, you have to put yourself in the characters' shoes. I know it isn't as easy for most as it is for me (I've been in rescues and the drama is individualized in real life), but watch it and see yourself as Chris Pine's character, Bernie Webber. Then go from there and think how you would be in the same situation. Once you do, you may start to understand how incredible this event was.

One of my favorite movies. ♥️

I loved it. ❤️💗

The Finest Hours (2016)
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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2016

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