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I remember this event unfolding. Fantastic movie. Tom Hanks superb as always.
What a great movie, Tom hanks plays Captain Philips well and deserves his nomination. the movie grips the story of the pirates there desperation and survival of a life of crime on the waters, and also... Read more the hard working men that man cargo ships across the world for us filled with goods for more fortunate countries to consume.
Edge of the seat stuff - Tom Hanks was brilliant as Captain Phillips and the Somali pirates weren't far behind. It was long but kept you in suspense the whole journey.
Not very realistic in places, although I did quite enjoy it, think they could have done more with it, a bit drawn out.
Amazing, suspensful psychological thriller! I remember wondering how a few people could take over a huge modern ship. Now I know.
One of the VERY FEW movies which lives up to the Hollywood hype, Tom Hanks is surprisingly good for such an overrated actor but it is Barkhad Abdi's performance which really shines-he plays the psycho... Read more pirate to perfection. Sure, it's a little slow in parts but overall an excellent movie.
Brilliant action film, the reality must be terrible for crews.
If you like to watch long drawn out suffering such as Castaway then you will enjoy this movie. I am pleased I hired it through FATSO and not seen it at a cinema. Long and drawn out in parts.
A good movie full of suspense with great acting by all . Did go on for rather a long time, but I suppose in reality this event did go on for a long time. Must have been a pretty horrific experience... Read more for Captain Phillips and his crew. Surely these big ships must have arms to defend themselves now, it was far too easy for the pirates to board the ship.
It took me a while to get around to watching this movie, thinking that it would be drawn out drama. But I was wrong! It was much more of a thriller drama, that has a subtle way of keeping you on... Read more the edge of your seat! The acting was superb and so realistic! I even found myself having a bit of compassion for the Somali Pirates. All in all, a great movie that I could easily watch again and mill probably buy and add to my collection of top films