★★★★★, Oscars 2014, Reviews
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Captain Phillips

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  • Directed by: Paul Greengrass
  • With: Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi
  • 134 Minutes
  • IMDb: 8.0

Review:

Paul Greengrass, known for “The Bourne Ultimatum” and for “United 93” brings us a really intense thriller about the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama. With a really intense atmosphere and a powerful story, “Captain Phillips” it’s definitely a must-see for everyone. Another excellent movie that after grabbing your attention, will leave you speechless until the credits role.

With “Captain Phillips”, Paul Greengrass manages to provide the same intensity level of “United 93” adding a much more powerful story. Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi have done terrific jobs by interpreting really difficult characters. It’s impossible not to feel moved with Tom Hanks performance as Captain Richard Phillips. The other three actors that portrayed the pirates that hijacked the ship, have also made really remarkable performances, giving a sense of realism to the movie I was not expecting to see.

This adaptation of the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Captain Richard Phillips himself will therefore bring you some really strong emotions and feelings.

So if you want to watch a movie with a powerful and remarkable story with brilliant performances and intense action sequences and experience this realistic adventure that will get your attention right from the beginning, “Captain Phillips” it’s my suggestion for you. “Captain Phillips” it’s definitely one of the best films of the year!

4.5/5

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